Ashok Leyland supplies first batch of bulletproof light vehicles to Indian Air Force


Ashok Leyland says the Light Bullet Proof Vehicle (LBPV) is an adopted version of Lockheed Martin’s Common Vehicle Next Gen (CVNG) that was completely indigenized and developed in India.

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These armored vehicles can withstand all types of bullet and grenade attacks

Ashok Leyland delivered the first batch of Bulletproof Light Vehicles (LBPVs) to the Indian Air Force. The Indian automaker has announced the same through a regulatory filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The company claims that the Bulletproof Light Vehicle (LBPV) is an adopted version of Lockheed Martin’s Common Vehicle Next Gen (CVNG) that was completely indigenized and developed in India. The 6-ton inducted armored vehicles will be used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to enhance the security of its air bases. The LBPV was developed under Technology Transfer (TOT) from Lockheed Martin to Ashok Leyland.

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The Light Bulletproof Vehicle (LBPV) can accommodate six Garud Commandos

These lightweight bulletproof vehicles offer superior protection and combat capability, making them ideal for military applications. It also provides protection against ballistic threats and explosions. He can even launch attacks. Other features of the LBPV include high off-road mobility in mud, sand, rocks and shallow water. The vehicle achieves an extremely high payload fraction while accommodating six Garud Commandos or a Rapid Reaction Team, and offers sufficient cargo space to carry substantial mission equipment.

In addition, it offers exceptional ride quality and low power absorbed by the occupants, which means that the crew can easily withstand long distances off-road, while remaining an efficient workforce in the end. travel.

Speaking on the occasion, Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director and CEO of Ashok Leyland, said: “Supplying the armed forces is a matter of pride for us. We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to use our mobility expertise in the service of Our Nation. This LBPV is another example of our team’s ability combined with a keen sense of understanding what is needed under difficult conditions. We are grateful to be a trusted partner of the Indian Armed Forces, and look forward to further opportunities like this to significantly contribute to the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative. “

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Nitin Seth, COO, Ashok Leyland, said: “Our mobility solutions range from 4×4 to 12×12 for Defense personnel and logistics, and they have proven to be reliable partners, across all of 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 the export market on this platform. “

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