Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) inaugrated by PM Modi

Published on January 22, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Armoured Systems Complex (ASC), developed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Hazira near Surat in Gujarat.
 Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) inaugrated by PM Modi
  • This Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) is the country's first private facility where the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured.

About the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun:

  • The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47kg bombs at a 43-kilometre distance target.
  • It can turn around at zero radii.
  • K9 Vajra is a variant of K9 specially designed for operation in the desert areas bordering Pakistan.

More Details:

  • The Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) at Hazaria is a striking example of Make in India Defence.
  • The L&T is executing the production of the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns and has signed a transfer of technology contract for guns with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation.
  • Also, around 400 SMEs are involved in developing 13,000 parts and steps are being taken to make a totally indigenous battle tank without having to depend on external help.
  • The Army now doesn't have to depend on foreign nations for spare parts during its 40-year life cycle.
  • The Army's life cycle cost will be drastically reduced.

Question:

Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated which facility, developed by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Hazira near Surat in Gujarat?
a. Armoured Machines Complex (AMC)
b. Armoured Equipments Complex (AEC)
c. Armoured Systems Complex (ASC)
d. Armoured Weapons Complex (AWC)

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