The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to procure approximate 5,000 Lorry 5/7.5 Ton General Service 4×4 for use by the three services. The vehicle will be used as a General Service load carrier with a payload capacity of 5/7.5 Ton (5 Ton in hills, high altitude, cross country & desert terrain and 7.5 Ton in plains).
The vehicle should be provided with 4×4 drive and be capable of operating in different terrain and climatic conditions prevalent in the country. The platform should facilitate modification for other uses including troop carriage, containerization and for specialist roles.
The vehicle should have a facility for easy and quick conversion to flat bed configuration by removal of side walls, super structure and tail board. The vehicle should have locking arrangements for container transportation.
The vehicle chassis shall be capable of easy conversion to meet one of the envisaged roles as under:
(a) Troop Carrier capable of carrying 34 soldiers on foldable side facing seats with personal weapon and equipment
(b) Wireless/Signal Lorry
(d) LRV (Light Recovery Vehicle)
(e) 5KL Petroleum/ Water Bowser
(h) Caravan cum Office Container
(i) Other specialist roles as required by the Defence Services