Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland today said it has bagged contract from Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supplying High Mobility 10×10 vehicles (HMV 10×10) to carry Smerch Rockets, with an initial order worth over Rs 100 crore.
Ashok Leyland’s HMV 10×10 has been fully developed in India and order will end a long search by the Indian Army, which has been looking for HMV 10x10s to carry the Smerch Rockets, the company said in a statement. This initial order is worth over Rs 100 crore, it added.
“We have won 12 of the 15 tenders we participated in last year, and this is a crucial win for us,” Ashok Leyland Head – Defence, Amandeep Singh said.
This will pave Ashok Leyland’s way for newer opportunities in providing mobility platforms for other missile carriers, missile launchers, modular bridges and other critical loads, he added.