Embracing Defence sector, ‘Make in India’ gifts K9 VAJRA-T army tank to Indian brave-hearts


Aug 9, 2018

With Make in India strengthening the manufacturing infrastructure, India’s very robust and important sector “Defence” off lately has involved an army tank solely for the Indian Army. By demonstrating its ability to handle Indian as well as all NATO standard ammunition, K9 VAJRA-T has proven its excellent conformability to any field artillery unit. This “Made In India” Army Tanks are being produced by the defence unit of the Larsen & Toubro.

Fostering innovation, enhancing skill development, protecting intellectual property and building best in class manufacturing infrastructure in the country, Make in India has given a thrust by attracting global investment to basing a strong hold on the manufacturing sector. The Make in India programme has become very important for the economic growth of India as it intends at utilizing the existing Indian talent base, creating additional employment opportunities and empowering secondary and tertiary sector.

This army tank termed as K9 VAJRA-T, the army tank is initiated in meeting all the requirements of mobility, protection and accuracy during warfare. Meeting the increasing requirements of the 21st century warfare, K9 VAJRA-T 155mm/ 52 Cal. Tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer is based on certain following missions. These include:

  • Deep fire support with its longer firing range.
  • Qualitative superiority to overcome a numerical inferiority with its higher rate of fire and accuracy.
  • Effective and reliable fire support in all kinds of circumstances
    Higher mobility and protection.
  • Describing the product, Larsen & Toubro (Defence) General Manager Amitabha Ghosh informed. 

NewsBharati that the product is a part of Make in India project and also that it is part of a 155 mm Tracked SP Gun program where we are required to deliver 100 units to Indian Army. This project was won by L&T under Buy Global category and against global competition. The Gun is based on technology partnership from M/s Hanwha TechWin South Korea.

The K9 VAJRA-T is a variant of K9 Thunder which is inarguably the world’s best 155mm/52 Cal.SPH in terms of a number of systems in active service. Currently, K9 Thunder is serving as one of the main conventional preventive forces for a number of armies including the Korean Army. K9 Thunder has established its superiority through demonstrations and evaluation tests at various proving grounds in extreme weather conditions, jungles, barren deserts and severely cold areas.

Offering a range of artillery systems L&T Defence is characterized by best-in-class firepower and superior manoeuvrability. It has been committed to providing support to ensure 24×7 operational readiness.

The defence has been of prime importance and the main drive to strengthen the foundation of a country. With initiating various manufacturing sectors in the country, India has become an important manufacturing hub even for international forums who pitch in India with a belief of bracing authentic and divergent quality product.

With this army tank, India has achieved another milestone carrying Make in India to a global platform.

Source : News Bharti



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