Ashok Leyland was established in 1948 as Ashok Motors , with an aim to assemble Austin cars.The company was named after the founder's only son, Ashok Saran. Leyland Motors joined in 1954 with equity participation, changing the name of the company to Ashok Leyland .
Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS) is a newly floated company by the Hinduja Group. The company has a mandate to design and develop defence logistics and tactical vehicles.
Comet (4x4) became the first army truck of the firm in 1954.
The Stallion range of trucks is produced by Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS) for the Indian Armed Forces.The Stallions have replaced the erstwhile workhorses of the Armed Forces, the Shaktiman trucks , which are now being phased out.
Ashok Leyland Stallion Mk.4 is a further development of the previous Mk.3. Truck is also available with 6x6 configuration (Stallion HMV).
Ashok Leyland FAT 6x6 is an all-terrain military truck developed and produced by Indian automobile manufacturer Ashok Leyland. Designed for towing heavy artillery guns, it will replace the ageing fleet of Scania Scania SBA111 used by Indian Army.
Ashok Leyland FAT Vehicle has a constant all-wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre inflation system, to suit different terrain conditions. The truck runs on full time 6-wheel drive system with all axles having differential lock and Central tire inflation system. FAT 6x6 has a 2-speed transfer case .
The Super Stallion 8x8 is the new flagship of Ashok Leyland's range of military trucks. The Super Stallion was revealed in 2012. This military truck is also available with 6x6 configuration. In 2014 a version with 10x10 configuration was revealed.
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