Ashok Ley­land Strong Pres­ence at De­f­expo

Ashok Ley­land con­tin­ues to make chal­leng­ing and de­mand­ing prod­ucts ren­der­ing greater ca­pa­bil­i­ties to In­dia’s armed forces

SP's LandForces - - FRONT PAGE - R. Chan­drakanth

OVER 70,000 STAL­LION TRUCKS from the sta­ble of Ashok Ley­land form the back­bone of the lo­gis­tics op­er­a­tions of the In­dian Army. They are well known for their per­for­mance, re­li­a­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity. Ashok Ley­land con­tin­ues to make chal­leng­ing and de­mand­ing prod­ucts ren­der­ing greater ca­pa­bil­i­ties to In­dia’s armed forces. At De­f­expo in Goa, Ashok Ley­land show­cased some of its prod­ucts and so­lu­tions which make ma­jor dif­fer­ence in the armed forces.

Field Ar­tillery Trac­tor

The Field Ar­tillery Trac­tor (FAT) 6x6 was on show and it func­tions as a Com­mon Gun Tower for all ar­tillery guns ren­der­ing un­prece­dented flex­i­bil­ity in util­i­sa­tion of ar­tillery re­sources and rapid de­ploy­ment. Col­lec­tively on Su­per Stal­lion plat­form FAT 6x6, MBRL 6x6 and HMV 8x8, Ashok Ley­land has won or­ders of over 450 ve­hi­cles from the In­dian Army.

Am­bu­lance

The air-con­di­tioned Am­bu­lance 4x4 has dou­ble walled in­su­lated body. It is equipped with ad­vanced life sup­port sys­tems.The rear air sus­pen­sion re­duces shocks to ca­su­al­ties dur­ing trans­porta­tion. Ashok Ley­land re­cently won an In­dian Army or­der for 825 units in 4x4 and 4x2 con­fig­u­ra­tions.

Rhino

The Rhino 4x4 is a highly im­proved lo­gis­tics ve­hi­cle of­fer­ing greater crew com­fort and easy driv­abil­ity. It has a higher power to weight ra­tio, grade abil­ity, in­creased pay­load, ground clear­ance and step climb­ing ca­pa­bil­ity. It has ABS, CTIS, re­duced turn­ing cir­cle di­am­e­ter, pro­vi­sion for HVAC and many more ex­cit­ing fea­tures. A must have for Army look­ing to en­hance its ca­pa­bil­ity.

Sim­u­la­tor

Ashok Ley­land’s Truck­Driv­ing Sim­u­la­tor for Stal­lion 4x4 is co-de­vel­oped with Saab to re­duce train­ing costs and pro­vide si­t­u­a­tional train­ing in a se­cure en­vi­ron­ment. All ter­rain, weather and traf­fic con­di­tions are sim­u­lated on a replica of driver’s com­part­ment. The soft­ware ren­ders a re­view of train­ing ses­sion to im­prove driv­ing pro­fi­ciency. Mul­ti­ple sim­u­la­tors can be in­te­grated for group move­ment.

Ashok Ley­land ve­hi­cles are now avail­able from 4x4 to 10x10 con­fig­u­ra­tions for ap­pli­ca­tions like troop car­ri­ers, mine pro­tected ve­hi­cles, field ar­tillery trac­tor, tank trans­porter and ve­hi­cle plat­forms for multi-bar­rel rocket launcher, mounted gun sys­tem, un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles (UAV) launcher, com­mand post, elec­tron­ics war­fare sys­tems and bridge launcher.

Ashok Ley­land and Saab have joined hands to de­liver high mo­bil­ity ve­hi­cles 8x8 for Saab’s BAMSE short-range sur­face-toair-mis­sile. It also pro­vided a high mo­bil­ity ve­hi­cle for nex­ter sys­tems’ cae­sar gun-how­itzer (155mm, 52-cal­i­bre) for mounted gun sys­tem for In­dian Army.

Rhino 4x4

Truck­Driv­ing Sim­u­la­tor Stal­lion 4x4

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