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L & T’s Private Sector Armoured Systems Complex Hazira

Published Jan 27, 2019
Updated May 26, 2020

India’s first Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) in the private sector, developed by Larsen & Toubro, (L & T) was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 19 January 2019.

An L & T Press release stated that the ASC is a state-of-the-art facility to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms such as Self-Propelled Artillery Howitzers, Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV), Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCV) or Future Main Battle Tanks.

Hazira Manufacturing Complex has state-of-the-art facility with high-end machinery and automation aids, feeder shops, and a full-fledged mobility Test Tracks for acceptance and qualification of armoured vehicles as per the Company and is spread over 40 acres, within L&T’s 755-acre manufacturing complex.

Mr. S N Subrahmanyan, CEO and MD speaking on the occasion on inauguration by the Prime Minister said, “L&T is the leading private sector defence company and has been meeting needs of the Indian defence industry for past three decades. It is our endeavour to deliver advanced armoured platforms to suit requirements of the Indian Army and this facility will further the company’s vision to be the leader across Defence segments where our presence exist. L&T has been supplying critical high technology equipment to the Indian Navy from Hazira and the ASC will now, in addition, address the needs of the Indian Army and friendly Nations to whom Govt of India promotes Defence Manufacturing Partnership.”

The Complex is currently executing the prestigious ‘K9 Vajra-T’ 155mm/52 calibre Tracked, Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns program – the largest contract awarded to a private company by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India under the Make in India initiative through global competitive bidding which is for production of 100 K 9 Vajra systems.

The ASC brings manufacturing of Armoured systems to Gujarat in accordance with the thrust areas articulated in the State’s new Aerospace and Defence Policy.