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Ashok Leyland wins ₹800 crore order from armed forces

Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland on Tuesday said it has received orders worth ₹800 crore from the Indian armed forces.

As part of the order, the company will supply 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 and other similar "Super Stallion" vehicles, and 825 units of "Ambulance 4x4", Ashok Leyland said in a statement.

"The orders for Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 and ambulance 4x4 are in keeping with the momentum witnessed recently in the area of upgradation of technology and resources by the defence forces," Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.

The orders reaffirm the company's credentials as the largest defence mobility manufacturer that meets stringent requirements of the armed forces, he added.

"We, at Ashok Leyland through the 'Make in India' initiative, stand committed to partner India's armed forces in their endeavour to modernize, scale up performance and increase effectiveness," Dasari said.

A FAT 6x6 on "Super Stallion" platform will function as a common gun tower for all artillery guns.

It provides the Army unprecedented flexibility in rapid deployment and utilization of artillery resources. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical segments.

The company's air-conditioned Ambulance 4x4 will provide enhanced medical support in the immediate aftermath of injuries.

Courtesy: The Times of India, March 2016


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