KMW Team with Ashok Leyland to Offer Armored Vehicles in India, and ABroad

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Chennai (India) based Ashok Leyland Defence Systems Ltd. (ALDS) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG from Munich (Germany) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding during the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi to co-operate in the development of advanced defense systems for the Indian Defense establishment, as well as other defense forces worldwide.

The scope of the co-operation will initially include the development of armored wheeled vehicles, recovery vehicles, artillery & combat systems, bridge laying systems and other similar products.

Ashok Leyland Defence Systems Ltd. and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have signed an MOU to jointly introduce armored wheeled vehicles, recovery vehicles, artillery & combat systems, bridge laying systems and other military vehicles in the Indian market and abroad. In the photo: Dr. V. Sumantran (3rd f.l.) and Frank Haun (4th f.l.) in front of the Ashok Leyland truck - Stallion 4x4 at IDEX 2011. Photo: KMW.

ALDS, the Defence sector affiliate of the Hinduja flagship Ashok Leyland, brings to this strategic alliance the expertise and experience of designing and developing Defence vehicles that has made Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of logistics to the Indian Army, with over 60,000 of its Stallion vehicles forming the Indian Army’s logistics backbone. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will provide the technology and the technical assistance that will be required for the development of these defense systems.

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