Ashok Leyland announced its “ strategy for growth that leverages our capabilities involving expanding our product lines and integration global weapon systems with our mobility platforms” at DEFEXPO 2014.
Ashok Leyland and SAAB have signed a partnership agreement to deliver High Mobility Vehicles for SAAB’s BAMSE Short Range Surface to Air Missile(SRSAM) system. All sub-units within the BAMSE SRSAM will be integrated with our Super Stallion 8 x 8, a High Mobility Vehicle capable of operating in all types of geographical terrains under all weather conditions.
The company introduced the new variant of the Super Stallion platform with the 10x10 HMV and a new Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) also joins this new fleet.
The Super Stallion 10x10 vehicle builds on the strengths of the Super-Stallion 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles, which have performed extremely well in the Indian Army trials ranging from deserts to high altitude areas. The Super-Stallion 10x10 vehicle can carry higher payloads and at the same time offer superior mobility, according to the company.
Ashok Leyland is also be showcasing its next-generation Super Stallion 6x6. The Super Stallion 6x6, powered by their high technology Neptune engine, has passed the stringent Indian Army trials in flying colours, and has now been upgraded with a state-of-the-art new generation cabin that will offer superior comfort to the driver with features such as air-suspended seats, ergonomic controls and ride quality. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications both in the logistics and tactical segments.
Ashok Leyland has made its foray into the Armoured vehicles segment with the Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV). The MPV offers unmatched mobility and stringent levels of protection – Its unique design offers ability to withstand a 14 kg TNT blast under the hull and 21 kg TNT blast under the wheel. This apart, the vehicle comes with an unprecedented side blast protection of 11 kg TNT and an extremely lethal nitrate based emulsion blast of 50 kg.
Ashok Leyland has provided a mount for Nexter Systems’ world renowned Howitzer – the Caesar to provide the Mounted Gun System to the Indian Army. The Caesar – a 155 mm / 52-calibre gun-howitzer, has been integrated onto our Super Stallion 6x6, a High Mobility Vehicle, the company said in statement.