Ashok Leyland bags Rs 800 crore order from armed forces

Ashok Leyland, the the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, has won orders valued at Rs 800 crore from the Indian armed forces. The company will supply Field Artillery Tractor, super Stallion vehicles and Ambulance.

In a press release, Ashok Leyland said the company will supply advanced-technology products -- 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 and other similar Super Stallion vehicles; and 825 units of Ambulance 4x4.

Vinod K Dasari, managing director, Ashok Leyland said that 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.

"It also reaffirms our Company's 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 modernize, scale up performance and increase effectiveness," said Dasari.

A Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 on 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 4x4 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.