BAE Systems and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) have announced a collaboration to bring the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle to India.
This is part of India’s “Make in India” initiative, with the vehicle set to participate in the Indian Army’s trials this September.
The partnership includes a licensing and manufacturing agreement, aiming to introduce the BvS10 for the Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) programme tailored for the Indian Armed Forces.
As per this agreement, L&T will serve as the primary entity for the Indian market. This venture receives backing from BAE Systems Hägglunds, the original Swedish producers of the BvS10.
The two corporations have fine-tuned the BvS10 to suit the unique requirements of the Indian Armed Forces, rebranding this variant as the BvS10-Sindhu. As part of the AATV initiative, vehicles are set to be dispatched from L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex, complemented with integrated logistic support.
Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, highlighted the vehicle’s features, stating, “Our BvS10 all-terrain vehicle will demonstrate the critical capabilities the Indian Army needs when it participates in the trials later this month. Unsurpassed mobility, flexibility and the ability to work in extreme climatic conditions are at the core of the BvS10 design.”
He also emphasised the potential of their collaboration with L&T to penetrate the Indo-Pacific market.