India-Israel: Ashok Leyland and Elbit sign MoU for self-propelled howitzers

Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of wheeled military vehicles to the Indian army, will provide high mobility vehicles for mounting Elbit’s howitzers.

SOLTAM ATMOS self-propelled howitzer on Ashok Leyland 6×6 chassis displayed at Eurosatory 2014

On 12 December 2018, Ashok Leyland (India) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. to provide High Mobility Vehicles (HMV), actually 6×6 trucks, for mounting Elbit Systems’ artillery guns and systems. Ashok Leyland, the largest supplier of wheeled military vehicles to the Indian Army, has expertise in design and manufacturing of logistic vehicles, combat support High Mobility Vehicles and armored vehicles.

Ashok Leyland managing director Vinod K. Dasari said, “Ashok Leyland is proud to be associated with Elbit Systems and we are certain this partnership will expand our reach globally. It underlines our capabilities of making and designing in lndia, for the world.” Ashok Leyland defense head Amandeep Singh said, “With Elbit as our partners, we seek to leverage the capabilities of both organizations and provide world-class mobility solutions across the globe. With our expertise in design and logistics, this MOU marks yet another milestone for us and our country.”

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