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L&T and South Korea's Hanwha Techwin to jointly produce self-propelled guns

L&T to set up production line at Hazira for K9 Vajra-T guns, which will be supplied to Indian Army

Rakesh Rao  |  Mumbai 

L&T's K9 Vajra-T guns
L&T's K9 Vajra-T guns

As part of its strategy to expand business, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract with South Korea’s (HTW) for execution of the 155mm/52 Cal tracked self-propelled (SP) gun program for the  

was declared as the sole qualified bidder, post User Evaluation Trials, based on the performance of the K9 Vajra-T, a self-propelled howitzer appropriately customised and fielded by with HTW as the technology partner. The K9 Vajra-T gun is an enhanced version of HTW’s K9 Thunder, to suit specific requirements of the including desert operations. 

“HTW’s K9 Thunder is one of the best performing self-propelled howitzers in the world with over 1,000 numbers already in service in Korea and few other countries. This program has set new benchmarks in co-development and co-production of systems by Indian private sector players and foreign majors,” said in a press statement.

The contract is a result of nearly a decade long close relationship and joint efforts of the two companies on this program, through extensive user evaluation and field trials followed by contract negotiations with the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

Jayant Patil, head of and aerospace and member of heavy engineering board at L&T, commented, “This contract marks an important milestone in L&T's business journey and in our relationship with It will create synergies not only for this program but also for upcoming Indian and global programs. This also marks a giant step forward towards furthering the Make in India vision of the Government of India.”

plans to begin production of this vital weapon system at its Strategic Systems Complex at Talegaon near Pune (Maharashtra) and deliver the first batch of 10 The company is also setting up of a greenfield manufacturing line at Hazira (Gujarat), integral with a test track, to produce, test and qualify the K9 Vajra-T

will not only manufacture K9 Vajra-T in India, with over 50 percent indigenous content, but also provide through life support from India. 
 
Hanwha Group, Hanwha Techwin’s parent company, is the largest private sector conglomerate in South Korea.

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L&T and South Korea's Hanwha Techwin to jointly produce self-propelled guns

L&T to set up production line at Hazira for K9 Vajra-T guns, which will be supplied to Indian Army

L&T to set up production line at Hazira for K9 Vajra-T guns, which will be supplied to Indian Army
As part of its strategy to expand business, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract with South Korea’s (HTW) for execution of the 155mm/52 Cal tracked self-propelled (SP) gun program for the  

was declared as the sole qualified bidder, post User Evaluation Trials, based on the performance of the K9 Vajra-T, a self-propelled howitzer appropriately customised and fielded by with HTW as the technology partner. The K9 Vajra-T gun is an enhanced version of HTW’s K9 Thunder, to suit specific requirements of the including desert operations. 

“HTW’s K9 Thunder is one of the best performing self-propelled howitzers in the world with over 1,000 numbers already in service in Korea and few other countries. This program has set new benchmarks in co-development and co-production of systems by Indian private sector players and foreign majors,” said in a press statement.

The contract is a result of nearly a decade long close relationship and joint efforts of the two companies on this program, through extensive user evaluation and field trials followed by contract negotiations with the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

Jayant Patil, head of and aerospace and member of heavy engineering board at L&T, commented, “This contract marks an important milestone in L&T's business journey and in our relationship with It will create synergies not only for this program but also for upcoming Indian and global programs. This also marks a giant step forward towards furthering the Make in India vision of the Government of India.”

plans to begin production of this vital weapon system at its Strategic Systems Complex at Talegaon near Pune (Maharashtra) and deliver the first batch of 10 The company is also setting up of a greenfield manufacturing line at Hazira (Gujarat), integral with a test track, to produce, test and qualify the K9 Vajra-T

will not only manufacture K9 Vajra-T in India, with over 50 percent indigenous content, but also provide through life support from India. 
 
Hanwha Group, Hanwha Techwin’s parent company, is the largest private sector conglomerate in South Korea.

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L&T and South Korea's Hanwha Techwin to jointly produce self-propelled guns

L&T to set up production line at Hazira for K9 Vajra-T guns, which will be supplied to Indian Army

As part of its strategy to expand business, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract with South Korea’s (HTW) for execution of the 155mm/52 Cal tracked self-propelled (SP) gun program for the  

was declared as the sole qualified bidder, post User Evaluation Trials, based on the performance of the K9 Vajra-T, a self-propelled howitzer appropriately customised and fielded by with HTW as the technology partner. The K9 Vajra-T gun is an enhanced version of HTW’s K9 Thunder, to suit specific requirements of the including desert operations. 

“HTW’s K9 Thunder is one of the best performing self-propelled howitzers in the world with over 1,000 numbers already in service in Korea and few other countries. This program has set new benchmarks in co-development and co-production of systems by Indian private sector players and foreign majors,” said in a press statement.

The contract is a result of nearly a decade long close relationship and joint efforts of the two companies on this program, through extensive user evaluation and field trials followed by contract negotiations with the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

Jayant Patil, head of and aerospace and member of heavy engineering board at L&T, commented, “This contract marks an important milestone in L&T's business journey and in our relationship with It will create synergies not only for this program but also for upcoming Indian and global programs. This also marks a giant step forward towards furthering the Make in India vision of the Government of India.”

plans to begin production of this vital weapon system at its Strategic Systems Complex at Talegaon near Pune (Maharashtra) and deliver the first batch of 10 The company is also setting up of a greenfield manufacturing line at Hazira (Gujarat), integral with a test track, to produce, test and qualify the K9 Vajra-T

will not only manufacture K9 Vajra-T in India, with over 50 percent indigenous content, but also provide through life support from India. 
 
Hanwha Group, Hanwha Techwin’s parent company, is the largest private sector conglomerate in South Korea.

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