Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS) announced today that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Rosoboronexport and ELCOM Group. Rosoboronexport is the only state organisation in Russia for export of the entire range of military products and technologies. It represents Russian companies who are manufacturers of Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Main Battle Tanks, currently working with the Indian Army. ELCOM Group is emerging as a significant player in strategic electronics, avionics and tactical communication globally.
Vinod K Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said signing of this MOU is a step in the direction of ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector. He added that this new partnership allows Ashok Leyland to provide all types of Tracked Vehicle Solutions to the Armed Forces.
The company is happy Rosoboronexport has chosen ALDS and ELCOM as partners in India to address Tracked Vehicle Upgrade Programs of Indian Armed Forces, noted Amandeep Singh, Head - Defence, Ashok Leyland. He said the issue of indigenisation and availability of service and parts will now be addressed as ALDS and ELCOM will be responsible for manufacturing in India and also for providing life cycle support.