Ashok Leyland gets Rs.800 crore order from Indian army

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Tuesday said it has received a Rs.800 crore order from the Indian Army for supply of various vehicles.

In a statement issued here, the company said it would supply advanced-technology products – 450 units of field artillery tractors 6×6 and other similar Super Stallion vehicles and 825 units of ambulance 4×4 wheel drive.

The field artillery tractor 6×6 on Super Stallion platform will function as a common gun tower for all artillery guns. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical segments.

“The orders for Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 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,” the statement quoted managing director Vinod K.Dasari as saying.

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