The Royal Moroccan Army has taken delivery of nearly 100 six-wheeled military trucks from India’s Tata Advanced Systems.
In a photo shared by the Indian Defence Research Wing, many LPTA 244 6×6 trucks were getting ready to be exported to Morocco from Port Pipavav off the West Coast of India.
The Moroccan army also confirmed the export on Sunday, saying on Twitter that the vehicles were “on their way to be delivered.”
— Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (@MoroccanArmed) January 1, 2023
The LPTA 2445 is described as a “highly-mobile, all-terrain” military vehicle suitable for numerous armor upgrades.
It has a militarized cab and can be fitted with a multi-barrel rocket launcher, a missile firing unit, a missile service vehicle, and a common gun tower.
It can also be used to transport military personnel and serve as a medium recovery vehicle.
The vehicle’s expected primary task within the Royal Moroccan Army is transportation of ammunition pallets, vehicle spare parts, and other operational equipment.
Diversifying Defense Purchases
The acquisition of 92 LPTA 244 6×6 trucks is part of Morocco’s efforts to diversify its defense purchases to modernize its military.
Last year, the country entered into an agreement with L3Harris Technologies to upgrade the firepower and mission flexibility of its F16s.
The army also took delivery of its first batch of 36 Caesar artillery systems from France.
The weapons are reportedly equipped with components needed to meet the African nation’s rapid deployment force fire support requirements.
Additionally, Morocco purchased advanced military drones from China to support its surveillance and reconnaissance missions.