Ashok Leyland delivers mild bulletproof automobiles to Indian Air Drive, Auto Information, Automobilnews
Amit PandayNew Delhi: Ashok Leyland Ltd, the flagship of the Hinduja Group and in addition one of many largest suppliers of the logistics automobiles to the Indian Military, has delivered mild bulletproof automobiles (LBPV) to the Indian Air Drive (IAF), the corporate stated in a regulatory submitting on Friday.
Primarily based on the American aerospace and defence firm Lockheed Martin Company’s widespread automobile subsequent era (CVNG) platform, these mild bulletproof automobiles are developed below the switch of expertise settlement between the previous and Ashok Leyland.
Fully developed and indigenized in India, the primary batch of those fashionable bulletproof automobiles was delivered to the IAF on April 13, the Indian truck and bus maker stated.“Supplying to the Armed Forces is a matter of satisfaction for us. This LBPV is one other instance of our staff’s functionality mixed with a powerful sense of understanding of what’s required in arduous circumstances. We look ahead to extra alternatives like this to contribute considerably in the direction of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative,” Vipin Sondhi, managing director and chief govt officer, Ashok Leyland, stated.
The corporate plans to indigenously develop many extra automobiles on Lockheed Martin’s CVNG platform, catering to the home in addition to the export markets sooner or later.
“Our relationship with Lockheed Martin began in 2014 with their CVNG Program and below TOT switch and we hope to develop many extra merchandise for India and export market on this platform. Our mobility options vary from 4×4 to 12×12 for Defence personnel and logistics, and so they have proved to be dependable companions, throughout our armed forces,” Nitin Seth, chief working officer, Ashok Leyland, stated.
Final month, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s subsidiary Mahindra Defence Methods Ltd stated the Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract value INR1,056 crore to the corporate for the manufacturing of armoured tactical automobiles for the Indian Military. The induction of those tactical automobiles is deliberate to be accomplished in 4 years commencing from 2021.