Ashok Leyland gets orders worth Rs 800-crore from Indian armed forces

Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland today said it has received orders worth Rs 800 crore from the Indian armed forces. As part of the order, the company will supply 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6×6 and other similar super stallion vehicles, and 825 units of ambulance 4×4, Ashok Leyland said in a statement.

“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,” 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 modernise, scale up performance and increase effectiveness,” Dasari said.

A Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6×6 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 utilisation of artillery resources. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical segments.

The company’s air-conditioned Ambulance 4×4 will provide enhanced medical support in the immediate aftermath of injuries. Ashok Leyland shares were trading 2.05 per cent up at Rs 106.85 apiece during afternoon session on the BSE.