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L&T gets an order from MoD

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 15 May 2017

To supply 155mm/ 52 calibre Tracked Self-Propelled Gun

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Larsen & Toubro, India’s multinational engineering conglomerate, has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply of  100 units of 155mm/ 52 calibre Tracked Self-Propelled Gun systems to the Indian Army. The contract valued at bout ₹4500 cr ore, is the largest order placed by MoD on an Indian private company. This win affirms L&T’s position as India’s leading private sector defence company with capabilities to design, develop and manufacture state-of-the-art platforms and systems for the Indian armed forces. L&T, supported by its South Korean technology partner Hanwha Tech Win (HTW), had bid for this ‘Buy Global’ acquisition program of MoD in 2011. Among 4 bidders to the program RFP, L&T emerged as the sole qualified bidder, after a series of User Trials and Evaluations, based on the performance of the K9 VAJRA-T self-propelled Howitzer. The K9 VAJRA - T gun is an enhanced version of HTW’s K9 Thunder–a world class self-propelled Howitzer, customised and co-developed by L&T & HTW to suit the specific requirements of the Indian Army including desert operations. HTW’s K9 Thunder self-propelled Howitzer is among the best in the world with over 1,000 units already in service in Korea and few other countries.

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