Ashok Leyland has delivered the first batch of Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBPV) to the Indian Air Force. The Indian car company announced the same news by submitting regulatory documents to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The company stated that the Light Bullet Proof Vehicle (LBPV) is a modified version of Lockheed Martin’s CVNG (General Motors NextGen), which has been fully localized and developed in India.
The 6-ton armored vehicle introduced will be used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to enhance the security of its airbase. LBPV was developed based on the transfer of technology (TOT) from Lockheed Martin to Ashok Leyland. These light armored vehicles have excellent protection and combat capabilities and are well suited for military applications. It can also ensure protection against ballistic and explosive threats. It can even launch an attack.
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— Ashok Leyland (@ALIndiaOfficial) April 16, 2021
Other LBPV characteristics include high off-road mobility on land, sand, rocks, and shallow water. The vehicle can accommodate six guard commandos or rapid response teams, and has a very high payload ratio, and provides enough cargo space to carry mission equipment, and its superior ride quality and low power occupant absorption Allows the crew to withstand long-distance cross-country trips with ease and remains an efficient workforce at the end of the trip.
On this occasion, Ashok Leyland CEO and CEO Vipin Sondhi said: Supplying the military is something we are proud of. We are excited to have the opportunity to use our mobility expertise to serve the country. LBPV is another example of our team’s ability, combined with a deep understanding of the conditions required in tough conditions.
We are very happy to be a trusted partner of the Indian Armed Forces and hope that there will be more such opportunities to make a significant contribution to the “Atmanibara Bharat” project. Up to 12×12 (for defense and logistics personnel), they have proven to be reliable partners in our military. Our relationship with Lockheed Martin began with the CVNG program in 2014 and was transferred through TOT. We hope to develop more products for India and the export market on this platform.