Indian Army to procure additional Tata Motors 6x6 HMV trucks 40504161

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Indian Army to procure additional Tata Motors 6x6 HMV trucks
The Indian Army will procure additional 6x6 High Mobility Vehicles from Tata Motors. The new trucks, featuring material handling cranes, will enhance the Army’s logistical capability in delivering ammunition pallets, spare parts or other operational equipment to combat units.
     
Indian Army to procure additional Tata Motors 6x6 HMV trucks
An Indian Army 6x6 HMV truck (Photo: Tata Motors Ltd.)
     

The Indian Army will procure additional 6x6 High Mobility Vehicles from Tata Motors. The new trucks, featuring material handling cranes, will enhance the Army’s logistical capability in delivering ammunition pallets, spare parts or other operational equipment to combat units.

The recent deal with Tata Motors will add 619 more 6x6 HMV trucks to the already awarded contract for a fleet of 1,239 trucks of the same type. That makes it the largest order ever awarded to an Indian private company, in the land systems sector.

The trucks have been indigenously developed, with ease of operability and maintenance in mind, along with modularity in order to comply with mission, threat and environmental requirements. It was chosen after extensive trials, based on its mobility characteristics in demanding terrain.

Its ground clearance allows it to move to high gradients, sand dunes, in high water or mud covered areas, while carrying military payloads. The winch allows for self-recovery or recover of other heavy vehicles. Tire pressure is controlled by the driver, through the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), for an optimum traction on various surfaces. It can also achieve a sustained speed of 40 km/h on off-road terrain.

The truck can also serve as a platform for self-propelled howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, air-defence systems and other related systems.

On the occasion of the agreement, the Vice President of Tata Motors Ltd., Vernon Noronha, said: We, at Tata Motors, are extremely encouraged by the country’s thrust towards ‘indigenization’, which not only helps strengthen the country’s defence manufacturing base, but also emphasizes on cost effective maintenance, serviceability and upgrade of defence equipment. With this contract we are proud to have received an additional order for 619 units, of our indigenously developed Tata 6x6 High-Mobility Vehicle, having cleared rigorous trials and successfully competed against products from rival bidders, from top European and global defence companies, underlining the stringent requirements of the Indian Army and the global standards of our defence offerings. In line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we will continue to focus on further developing a comprehensive range of defence vehicles right here in India, including front line combat vehicles such as the FICV, to meet the evolving requirements of defence forces in India and around the world.”
 

 

 

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