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Tata Safari Storme Enters the Indian Army

Tata Safari Storme 4x4 has completed a total trial duration of fifteen months in various terrains across the country

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Updated:April 27, 2017, 5:04 PM IST
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Tata Safari Storme Enters the Indian Army
Tata Safari Storme 4x4 has completed a total trial duration of fifteen months in various terrains across the country. (Image: Tata Motors)
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Tata Motors has signed a contract for the supply of 3192 units of the Tata Safari Storme 4X4 to the Indian Armed Forces, Under a new category of vehicles – GS800 (General Service 800). The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) had floated an RFP for vehicles with three basic criteria – minimum payload capacity of 800 kgs, hard roofs, and air conditioning. Developed indigenously, the Tata Safari Storme 4x4 has completed a total trial duration of fifteen months in various terrains across the country, demonstrating supreme performance in the most demanding conditions with capabilities of coping with extreme on or off-road terrains.

Commenting on the recently bagged order, Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors Limited said, “This variant of the Storme has been modified from the one available for civilians with an upgraded drivetrain and significantly modified suspension. The Safari Storme was conceived and designed keeping in mind the need for a rugged, comfortable and reliable vehicle, making it popular with law enforcement agencies. We will shortly commence delivery of these vehicles to the Army and Navy in a phased manner.”

Tata Motor’s Defence Solutions also offers Logistics, Tactical, Armored and Specialist vehicles, supported by the company’s vast pan-India service network, ensuring maximum operational readiness.

Since 1958, the company claims to have supplied over 1,50,000 vehicles to the Indian Military and Paramilitary forces.

Tata Motor’s range of off-road vehicles is also being procured by the agencies involved in AID & Development, across the world like GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders.

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