India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T) signed a contract with South Korea's Hanwha Techwin on 21 April to supply K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) for the Indian Army (IA), L&T said in a statement.
The gun is an enhanced version of Hanwha Techwin's K9 Thunder SPH designed to suit specific requirements of the IA.
L&T had been declared the sole qualified bidder post user evaluation trials based on the performance of the K9 Vajra-T, which is to be customised and produced by L&T with Hanwha Techwin as the technology partner, according to the statement.
India's Cabinet Committee on Security had approved the procurement of 100 of these SPHs in late March.
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