Mumbai : The defence arm of Engineering major Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a Significant Contract by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the Supply of four Regiments of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket systems.
The contract involves supply of Pinaka Launchers, Battery Command Posts and associated Engineering Support Package (ESP) for four Regiments. The Pinaka Launch system has been indigenously developed by LaT as part of Pinaka development program of Defence Research Et Development Organization (DRDO, ARDE) and functions as a high tech, all weather, long range, area fire artillery weapon system.
Earlier, L&T has already executed similar orders from Ministry of Defence and supplied two Regiments of Pinaka systems. L&T Defence is also engaged with DRDO for future developments on this artillery system.
The Defence Ministry on Monday had announced that it’s acquisition wing had signed contracts with three Indian companies for supply of six regiments of the Pinaka weapon System to be deployed along borders with Pakistan and China.
“As a proponent of Aatmanirbhar Bharat philosophy from inception and a practicing Make-in-India company, we have been associated with the Pinaka program since its development in the nineties, and induction in Armed Forces and serial production since one and a half decade. We continue to live up to our ethos to build Strong India and commitment to the Nation by producing high-class weapon systems within scheduled time frames and will keep up to that for these orders as well. We are glad that the MoD and the Armed Forces have trusted us to produce front line weapon systems and keeping to their tag line ‘Wining Indian Wars with Indian Solutions’ and furthering the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative” Mr JD Pail, Member of the Board and Sr. Executive Vice President (Defence a Smart Technologies), Larsen & Toubro said.