Ashok Leyland supplies light bullet proof vehicles to Indian Air Force
Hinduja Group’s Ashok Leyland said that it has delivered light bullet proof vehicles (LBPV) to the Indian Air force in collaboration with aerospace company Lockheed Martin.
The light bullet proof vehicles from Ashok Leyland are said to be an adapted version of Lockheed Martin’s CVNG (Common Vehicle Next Gen).
Vipin Sondhi – MD and CEO of Ashok Leyland said: “Supplying to the Armed Forces is a matter of pride for us. We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to use our expertise in mobility in service of our nation.
“This LBPV is another example of our team’s capability combined with a strong sense of understanding of what is required in arduous conditions. We are grateful to be a trusted partner of the Indian Armed Forces, and we look forward to more opportunities like this to contribute significantly towards the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.”
The light bullet proof vehicles are claimed to have high off-road mobility in rocks, mud, sand, and shallow water. Said to have an extremely high payload fraction, the Ashok Leyland light bullet proof vehicles can accommodate a crew of six people and enough cargo space for carrying considerable mission equipment.
According to Ashok Leyland, its light bullet proof vehicles have high ride quality and low occupant-absorbed power. The vehicles are said to provide superior protection and combat capability, while protecting the crew from ballistic and blast threats and having the ability to launch attacks.
Nitin Seth – COO of Ashok Leyland said: “Our mobility solutions range from 4×4 to 12×12 for Defence personnel and logistics, and they have proved to be reliable partners, across our armed forces. Our relationship with Lockheed Martin started in 2014 with their CVNG Program and under TOT transfer and we hope to develop many more products for India and export market on this platform.”