Ashok Leyland Defence and KMW sign MOU on strategic partnership

  • 12:00 AM, February 23, 2011
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Chennai (India) based Ashok Leyland Defence Systems Ltd. and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG from Munich (Germany) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding during the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi today to co-operate in the development of advanced defence systems for the Indian Defence establishment as well as other defence forces worldwide. Photo: Dr. V. Sumantran (3rd f.l.) and Frank Haun (4th f.l.) in front of the Ashok Leyland truck - Stallion 4x4 at IDEX 2011 The scope of the co-operation will initially include the development of armoured wheeled vehicles, recovery vehicles, artillery & combat systems, bridge laying systems and other similar products. Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS), a newly formed company brings to this strategic alliance the expertise and experience of designing and developing Defence vehicles that has made Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of logistics to the Indian Army, with over 60,000 of its Stallion vehicles forming the Army’s veritable logistics backbone. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will provide the technology and the technical assistance that will be required for the development of these defence systems. A 170-year-old company, KMW leads the market for highly protected armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. The armed forces of over 30 nations worldwide rely on their systems such as the MBT LEOPARD 2, the artillery system PzH 2000 or the highly protected DINGO 2
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