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Tata Receives Follow-Up Order for 619 HMV Trucks from Indian Army

Published On Mar 28, 2016By Prashant Talreja

Tata Motors signed a follow-on contract with the Indian Army, for 619 units of its high-mobility vehicle (HMV) 6X6 multi-axle trucks. Earlier last year, the company had bagged a massive order for 1,239 units of the model, which was supposed to be the largest deal yet between a defence agency and a private company in history.

“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,” said Vernon Noronha, (Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors).

The models were meant for taxing operations such as loading/unloading and transportation of defence equipment. They have been designed to bear the most extreme conditions, and have been tested on a diverse range of tracks by the company.

“We 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 upgradation of defence equipment,” explained Vernon Noronha.

Mr Noronha claimed that the company was working in line with the government's initiative to promote manufacture in the domestic region. It was now focused on developing an advanced range of defence vehicles from the pool of design and manufacture talent available in India.

The Tata 6X6 is incorporated with a modular cabin which comes with a ready-to-use armour covering. Along with this, the vehicles also have a central tyre inflation system (CTIS) that allows the driver to moderate the tyre pressure from his seat.

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