The German firm would provide technology on which a certain amount of customisation would be done and manufactured by ALDS in its existing facility. The details on developing the vehicles and manufacturing are to be finalised,
KMW, a 170-year-old company, has experience in the market for highly protected armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. It supplies systems like MBT Leopard 2, the artillery system PzH 2000 and the highly protected Dingo 2 to over 30 countries worldwide, in addition to related military wares.
Ashok Leyland, in February, 2010, had signed a principle of co-operation with the Paramount Group, South Africa, for the development and manufacture of mine protected vehicles in India. A vehicle under this tie up is currently in the developmental process.
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