K-9 Vajra tank

K-9 Vajra tank

Larsen and Toubro delivered 100th and final K-9 Vajra tank to Indian Navy

K-9 Vajra tank
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The chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane flagged off the 100th and final K-9 Vajra 155mm/ 52 calibre Tracked Self – Propelled Howitzer, at Hazira near Surat in Gujarat.

The indigenously made K-9 Vajra has been developed by Larsen and Toubro ( L & T ) , under the Rs 4,500 crore contract awarded to it by the Ministry of Defense in May 2017, to develop 100 units of K-9 Vajra Howitzer.

L & T established a green field manufacturing-cum-integration and testing facility at its Hazira manufacturing complex near Surat to produce guns.

Facts of K-9 Vajra :

  • The K-9 has been developed under the ‘ Buy Global ‘ programme of the Defense Procurement Procedure ( DPP ) where foreign companies are allowed to participate.
  • The first 10 K-9 Vajra guns were imported from South Korea and assembled by L & T in India.
  • The balance 90 guns were manufactured in country.
Reference : https://theprint.in/defence/lt-delivers-last-k9-vajra-howitzer-to-army-firm-in-talks-with-drdo-to-convert-it-into-tank/607527/

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