These lightweight bulletproof vehicles (LBPV) can move in mud, mud, rocks and shallow water. Also, there is enough space to keep equipment for the mission.
Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group, said on Friday that it has supplied the first batch of light bulletproof vehicles to the Indian Navy in partnership with Lockheed Martin.
In a communication sent to the stock markets, the company said that these modern vehicles were supplied on 13 April. The Light Bulletproof Vehicle (LBPV) is an adopted version of Lockheed Martin’s Common Vehicle Next-Gen (CVNG). It has been developed under the Transfer of Technology (TOT) from Lockheed Martin to Ashok Leyland. The company said These vehicles can move in mud, mud, rocks and shallow water. It can carry up to six people. Also, there is enough space to keep the equipment for the mission.
The soldiers riding in it will avoid ballistic and explosion hazards. Ashok Leyland Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vipin Sondhi said that the supply of military forces is a matter of pride for us. We are happy that we have been able to use our expertise in mobility to serve the nation.
Vipin Sondhi said, “This LBPV is another example of our team’s ability, with a strong understanding of what is required in difficult situations.”
Ashok Leyland COO Nitin Seth said that the company’s vehicles have proved to be reliable partners in India’s armed forces for defense personnel and logistics. “Our relationship with Lockheed Martin began in 2014 under their CVNG program and TOT transfer and we hope to develop many more products on this platform for India and the export market,” said Seth.
Earlier, Hinduja Group company Ashok Leyland on Friday introduced India’s first 4-axle and 14-wheeled 8 × 2 DTLA truck AVTR 4120. The total vehicle load capacity (GVW) of this truck is 40.5 tonnes. The AVTR 4120 is fitted with Parallelogram technology with a 12.5-ton dual-tire-lift-axle (DTLA) that offers better tire life.
The Ashok Leyland AVTR 4120 is available in two different electrical options which include 200bhp + 700Nm variants and 250bhp + 900Nm variants. IGen6 technology gives better power, performance and efficiency. The 14-wheeler truck is built on the latest AVTR modular truck platform, making many cab options such as N cab, U cab, M cab flexible.
(With PTI input)
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