Developed utilizing ‘switch of expertise’ from Lockheed Martin, the vehicles are utterly made in India.
Hinduja flagship agency Ashok Leyland on Friday mentioned it has delivered the first lot of light bulletproof vehicles to the Indian Air Force in collaboration with Lockheed Martin.
These trendy vehicles have been delivered on April 13. The light bulletproof car (LBPV) is an tailored model of Lockheed Martin’s CVNG (widespread car next-gen), the corporate mentioned in a regulatory submitting.
It has been developed below the switch of expertise (TOT) from Lockheed Martin to Ashok Leyland. It is totally indigenised and developed in India, Ashok Leyland added.
LBPV has excessive off-road mobility in mud, sand, rocks, and shallow water. It can accommodate a crew of 6 with ample cargo house to carry substantial mission gear.
The car additionally gives superior safety and fight functionality and the crew is properly shielded from each ballistic and blast threats, it added.
“Supplying to the Armed Forces is a matter of pleasure for us. We are delighted to have the chance to give you the chance to use our experience in mobility within the service of our nation.
“This LBPV is one other instance of our group’s functionality mixed with a powerful sense of understanding of what’s required in arduous situations,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director and CEO Vipin Sondhi mentioned.
Ashok Leyland COO Nitin Seth mentioned the corporate’s mobility options vary from 4×4 to 12×12 for defence personnel and logistics, and so they have proved to be dependable companions throughout India’s armed forces.
“Our relationship with Lockheed Martin began in 2014 with their CVNG Programme and below TOT switch and we hope to develop many extra merchandise for India and export market on this platform,” Mr. Seth added.