Soon Malaysian Army would use trucks manufactured by TATA Motors who would be working in collaboration with DRB-Hicom, Berhad. Both these firms would develop, promote and market TATA’s high mobility 4×4 trucks with payloads from 2.5 tonnes to 5.0 tonnes for the armed forces of Malaysia.
To start with, the models LPTA 715 and LPTA 1623 would be used since they are suitable for various different uses such as troop carriers, command post, ambulance, reconnaissance missions as an armored carrier communication shelter and others.
TATA Motors have displayed a plethora of vehicles dedicated towards defence forces in the recently concluded Defence Auto Show. We have also caught one Defence Sumo Ambulance testing on the outskirts of Pune recently.
TATA Motors have been supplying defence vehicles to SAARC, ASEAN, African regions obviously along with India. Their revenue from this defence business was up 50 percent at about Rs 1,000 crore this year.
Source: Economic Times