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Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) inaugrated by PM Modi

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)
Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) inaugrated by PM Modi Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) inaugrated by PM Modi Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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