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L&T signs deal with South Korea's HTW to supply howitzer to Indian army

L&T to set up a greenfield manufacturing line at Gujrat's Hazira to produce K9 VAJRA-T guns

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Engineering conglomerate Larsen and Toubro inked a deal with South Korean defence major Hanwha Techwin (HTW) on Friday to jointly manufacture over 100 self- propelled howitzers for Indian Army at a cost of nearly Rs 4,500 crore. The first batch of the 155mm/52 Cal Tracked Self Propelled (SP) gun -- K9 VAJRA-T -- will be delivered later this year and the entire supply will be made within a span of 42 months. While 10 guns will be directly brought from South Korea, 90 will be manufactured in L&T's Strategic Systems Complex in Talegaon near Pune. The K9 VAJRA-T gun is an enhanced ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 16:20 IST
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