Know all about Indian Army’s latest self-propelled gun K9 VAJRA-T 155mm/ 52 calibre howitzer
Indian Military will quickly have the lethal K9 VAJRA-T 155mm/ 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer in its arsenal. The gun developed and constructed by developed by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Defence is prone to enter service by the top of Might 2018.
In accordance with its makers, the K9 VAJRA-T 155mm/ 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer meets the necessities of 21st-century warfare. The howitzer is able to proving deep hearth assist with its longer firing vary, has qualitative superiority to beat a numerical inferiority with its increased charge of fireplace and accuracy together with efficient and dependable hearth assist in all types of circumstances with its increased mobility and safety.
The K9 VAJRA-T is a variant of the South Korean K9 Thunder which is taken into account by defence consultants to be the world’s greatest 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled howitzer when it comes to the variety of methods in lively service. The K9 Thunder improvement programme began in 1989 and the primary gun entered service with the South Korean Military in 1999.
At current a number of armies internationally have the K9 Thunder of their arsenal. The gun has a confirmed monitor document of delivering devastating firepower in excessive climate circumstances, jungles, barren deserts and severely chilly areas. The K9 VAJRA-T is able to firing Indian in addition to all NATO commonplace ammunition and has been modified to make sure easy operations within the desert atmosphere of Rajasthan.
L&T had joined arms with South Korea’s Hanwha Tech Win (HTW) to win the bid in Might 2017 to ship 100 howitzers at a price of practically Rs four,500 crore beneath the federal government’s ‘Make In India’ initiative in 42 months. The weapons have over 50 per cent indigenous elements.
Beneath the contract, L&T introduced 10 K9 VAJRA-T from South Korea whereas the remainder 90 are being manufactured at L&T’s Strategic Methods Complicated in Talegaon close to Pune. L&T can also be developing a manufacturing line for K9 VAJRA-T at Hazira in Gujarat.