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NEW DELHI (BNS): Tata Motors have signed a follow-on contract for the supply of an additional 619 units, of its high-mobility (HMV) 6X6 multi-axle truck, from the Indian Army.
Being built with a material handling crane, the Tata 6X6 HMV is meant for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.
This is in conjunction, to an earlier order awarded to Tata Motors for 1239 units of its 6X6 High Mobility Vehicles, and is the single largest order awarded to an Indian private OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in land systems by the Indian army, under the Indian Ministry of Defence DPP (Defence Procurement Procedure).
Developed indigenously, the Tata 6X6 high mobility all-terrain all-wheel drive vehicle, has demonstrated maximum performance in the most demanding conditions and is built on a capable platform for diverse tasks, utilizing Tata Motors state-of-the-art systems and aggregates.
The vehicle has been designed to cope with extreme on or off-road loads and have gone through trials including deep water-fording, on cross country terrains and plains and put thru the VRDE's (Vehicle Research & Development Establishment) torture track.