Larsen & Toubro today announced to have signed a contract with Hanwha Techwin (HTW) –a largest private sector defence conglomerate in South Korea –for execution of the 155mm/ 52 Cal Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun program for the India army.
Head of the Defence and Aerospace and Member of Heavy Engineering Board at L&T, Jayant Patil, said: “L&T plans to begin production of this vital weapon system at its Strategic Systems Complex at Talegaon near Pune in Maharashtra and deliver the first batch of 10 guns.”
“We have already initiated setting up of a Greenfield manufacturing line at Hazira, Gujarat –integral with a state-of-the-art test track –to produce, test and qualify the K9 VAJRA-T guns,” Patil added.
L&T, an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services, was declared as the sole qualified bidder based on the performance of the K9 VAJRA-T, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
The K9 VAJRA-T gun is an enhanced version of HTW’s K9 Thunder, designed to suit specific requirements of the Indian Army including desert operations, L&T said.