Ashok Leyland has showcased six advanced-technology products and solutions at the ongoing DefExpo India 2018. These products were unveiled by Mahadevi Bilebal, wife of late Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was posthumously awarded the Sena medal, and Veer Chakra Capt Raghunath Singh.
The products are- LSV 4×4: Light Specialist Vehicle 4×4, Guru 715: General Service logistics vehicle, MBPV: Medium Bullet-Proof Vehicle 4×4, Super Stallion 8×8: A High Mobility Vehicle, Power pack for artillery guns (technology solution for the Indian Army) and Tracked vehicles: Repower, Upgrade Solutions for tracked vehicles & FICV Mobility.
“This year’s DefExpo focus is to showcase India as a major hub of defence production in the world. We have developed capabilities which will help us to bid for 20-25 percent of the tenders of the Indian Army as against less than one percent earlier,” said Vinod K Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland.
Ashok Leyland has an existing partnership with the Indian Army for its logistics needs. The company has made significant investments in-house to develop the next generation of world-class mobility solutions and technologies for the country’s armed forces.
“Our strong focus on in-house R&D and strategic partnerships with global defence suppliers have helped us develop the next generation of mobility solutions for our defence personnel and equipment. With the new generation vehicles and solutions, we are further extending the trust our army has in us. We are proud of having won 31 tenders in the last 2 years and this alone will result in cumulative revenues of over Rs 50 billion over the next decade,” Amandeep Singh, Head – Defence, Ashok Leyland.