Royal Thai Army to Acquire 600 Military Trucks From India’s Tata Motors

Oct 2020

The Thai Ambassador to India has announced that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) is in the process of completing the order of 600 units of LPTA 715 4×4 military defense trucks from Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle maker.

The LPTA 715 4X4 is a rugged truck useful to carry troops. It is a relatively low maintenance vehicle that can transport at least 12 people in the rear. It can also be customized according to the requirements specified by the buyer. Powered by a Cummins 6BTAA 5.9-20 engine, it generates 145 bhp (brake horsepower) at 2,500 rpm (revolution per minute).

It is also capable of providing 500 Nm (Newton-meter) peak torque at 1500 rpm. Equipped with a 6-speed transmission panel, the truck can achieve a speed of up to 100 km/hr. With a ground clearance of 300 millimeters, this makes it an ideal carrier in various terrains. The maximum fuel tank capacity is set at 200 liters.

A combat support vehicle, the Tata LPTA military trucks have been in service in the Indian Army since 2015. These are available in 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 configurations. Tata LPTA military trucks were primarily launched to reduce the Indian Army’s dependence on Czech-designed Tatra trucks.

(Sources: Army Recognition; News18)