Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of vehicles to the Indian Army, has won orders valued at Rs 800 crore from the armed forces. The company will supply advanced-technology products – 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6×6 and other similar Super Stallion vehicles and 825 units of Ambulance 4×4 — said a press release here on Tuesday.
A Field Artillery Tractor 6×6 on a Super Stallion platform will function as a common gun tower for all artillery guns.
This versatile FAT provides the army unprecedented flexibility in rapid deployment and utilisation of artillery resources. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical segments.
The air-conditioned Ambulance 4×4 will provide enhanced medical support in the immediate aftermath of injuries. A double-walled insulated body maintains inside temperature, while rear air suspension reduces shocks during transportation. All equipment meets advanced life support standards.
Vinod K Dasari, managing director, Ashok Leyland, said, “The orders for Field Artillery Tractor 6×6 and Ambulance 4×4 are in keeping with the momentum witnessed recently in the area of upgradation of technology and resources by the defence forces. It also reaffirms our credentials as the largest defence mobility manufacturer that meets stringent requirements of the armed forces. We, at Ashok Leyland, through the ‘Make in India’ initiative, stand committed to partner India’s armed forces in their endeavor to modernise, scale up performance and increase effectiveness.”