Raytheon and L&T have teamed up in a proposal submitted this month to upgrade the Indian Army's T-72 tanks
US-based Raytheon Co, the world's biggest missile maker, has said that it has partnered with Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) to upgrade the T-72 tanks of the Indian Army.
Under the proposal, Raytheon will provide infrared imaging sights and electronics that will greatly improve target accuracy and increase overall system lethality on the battlefield for T-72 tank battalions. L&T will provide the fire control system, sensors, and will accomplish the final integration along with customer support.
"Together, we are exploring other opportunities to provide net-centric modernisation defence solutions to meet growing demands in India and the global marketplace," said Fritz Treyz, vice president, Raytheon Network Centric Systems (India operations).
MV Kotwal, senior executive vice president and member of the L&T board said, "L&T is the only Indian company in the private sector that is leading the tank-upgrade program. The L&T and Raytheon combination has got what it takes to deliver on such an important program. This beginning would lead to new avenues in Indian and global defence markets for both the partners working together."
Raytheon has provided 20,000 thermal sights in more than 15 countries.
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