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Ashok Leyland Strong Presence at Defexpo

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

Issue 02 - 2016 By 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.


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.


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.


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.