Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Gujarat.
- Features: K-9 Vajra-T Gun is a 155-mm, 52-calibre self-propelled artillery gun with a maximum range of 40 km. The fire control system has been customised for desert conditions.
- Executing agency: Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Defence is currently executing the ‘K9 VAJRA-T’ Tracked, Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns program – the contract awarded to the company by Ministry of Defence through global competitive bidding.
- Timeline: In 2017, the Indian engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and South Korea’s Hanwha Techwin signed a contract to make 100 K9 Vajra-T guns. All 100 guns will be delivered by November 2020.
Source : Economic Times