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At DefExpo 2022, L&T will display an 8X8-wheeled armoured fighting vehicle

At its Hazira Complex site in the state of Gujarat, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) had built the nation's first private-sector Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) facility.

A new 8X8 mobility vehicle will be on show during the forthcoming 12th edition of DefExpo 2022, which will be held from October 18–22, 2022, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, according to the Twitter account run by Aman Routray.

In-house design-to-delivery solutions, from surveillance to strike, are offered by L&T. India’s space programme gains momentum thanks to its aerospace assets.

In keeping with its commitment to “Make in India,” L&T collaborates with the DRDO and the Indian Armed Forces to create defence goods, systems, and platforms for use in land, sea, and air operations. The company’s cutting-edge manufacturing facilities for navy ships, aeronautical products, and weapons & technical systems give the armed forces a significant advantage.

At its Hazira Complex site in the state of Gujarat, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) had built the nation’s first private-sector Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) facility.

The facility has feeder shops, complete mobility test tracks, “high-end” automation aids, and automation machines for carrying out armoured vehicle qualification and acceptance tests.

L&T claims that the ASC will be used to construct and carry out integration tasks for future main battle tanks, future infantry combat vehicles, or self-propelled artillery howitzers.

It is the tenth manufacturing facility and seventh brand-new defence industrial complex opened by L&T Defence.

From Hazira, L&T has been providing essential high-tech equipment to the Indian Navy. Now, the ASC will also cater to the demands of the Indian Army and friendly countries with which India’s government fosters defence manufacturing partnerships.

The Hazira site of L&T Defence is currently engaged in the production of submarine hulls, forgings made of unique alloys for use in defence applications, as well as specialised platform-based machinery and subsystems.

The K9 Vajra-T 155mm/52 calibre tracked, self-propelled howitzer gun programme is supported by the ASC for the Indian Army.

In addition to having a 30 mm gun, a 7.62 coaxial gun, and smoke grenade launchers, the forthcoming 8X8 system will be able to fire ATGMs.

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