Tata Motors has signed an agreement to supply the Indian Army with an additional 619 High Mobility (HMV) multi axle trucks.
The new contract is a follow-up to the July 2015 contract signed between Tata Motors and the Army which saw Tata agree to supply the Army with 1239 HMV trucks. Tata Motors described the 2015 deal as the "the single largest order awarded to an Indian private OEM in land systems by the Indian army".
Speaking about the new deal, Tata Motors Vice President, Defence & Government Business Vernon Noronha said, "We are proud to have received an additional order for 619 units, of our indigenously developed Tata 6X6 HMV 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".
Tata's 6x6 HMV Trucks feature central tyre inflation system (CTIS) to help it go through sandy conditions and it can hit speeds of 40km/h on severe cross country terrains. The truck can also winch itself out when it gets stuck thanks to the self-recovery winch.