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Heavy Industries Taxila
HIT
SOE, Mil
Industry Defence, Military
Founded 1971
Headquarters Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan
Area served
Nationwide
Key people
LGen Syed Wajid Hussain[1]
(Chaiman)
Col (R) Aqeel Ahmed, Si(M) Secretary HIT Board
Products MBTs, APCs, 125mm rounds, ARVs, LVS, TELs, firearms, and artillery
Services R&D
Website www.hit.gov.pk

The Heavy Industries Taxila (reporting name: HIT), is a major defence, military contractor, engineering conglomerate, and military corporation located in Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan.[2]

The HIT is noted as being one of the largest defense contractor and has grown into a military industrial complex since its foundation 1971.[3] The HIT promotes, markets, engineers, develops, and undertakes heavy engineering works for Pakistan's military and for the civilian law enforcement agencies.[4] Leadership in HIT is provided through the appointments made in the GHQ by the chief of army staff who approves the appointment to its chairmanship.[1]

Besides developing the heavy works, the HIT also provides military gears for Pakistan's military, building krytron and developing technology involving the solid-state lighting.[4]

Production[edit]

Former[edit]

Current[edit]

Main battle tanks (MBT)[edit]

Artillery[edit]

Armoured personnel carriers (APC)[edit]

  • Talha - APC based on M113 chassis with 5 road wheels, accommodates 11 fully equipped troops. 250 delivered to the Pakistan Army by 2006.[5]
  • Saad - APC based on the Talha design. Modified with extended hull and 6 road wheels, 14.5 mm machine gun, improved armour protection and a more powerful engine supplied by Germany's MTU. Accommodates 13 fully equipped troops.
  • Sakb - Armoured command vehicle based on Talha APC.[6]
  • Al-Hamza - Infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) based on the Saad APC, fitted with 25 mm automatic cannon, an export product not in service with the Pakistan Army.[7]
  • Armoured guided missile carriers:
    • Maaz - Based on the Talha APC, armed with the Baktar-Shikan anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher and operated by a crew of 4. There is capacity for 8 extra rounds and the missile firing unit on the roof is retracted into the cabin for reloading.[8]
    • Mouz - Based on the Talha APC, armed with either the RBS 70 or Anza I/II air-defence missile systems. The missile firing unit on the roof is retracted into the cabin for reloading.[9]

Armoured cars[edit]

Under development[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Associate Press of Pakistan. "Defence Production Minister visits Heavy Industries Taxila". Associate Press of Pakistan. 
  2. ^ Contacting HIT. "Contacting HIT". Contacting HIT. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ History of HIT. "History of HIT". History of HIT. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Products of the HIT. "Products of the HIT". Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  5. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  6. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  7. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  8. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  9. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  10. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  11. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  12. ^ "Highlights from IDEAS 2002". Acig.org. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  13. ^ Ansari, Usman (19 March 2013). "Pakistan To Unveil MRAP Vehicle". Defense News. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

External links[edit]


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152 news items

DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:14:34 -0700

They are Italian variants of the venerable M-113, which is in service with the Army and also produced by state-owned Heavy Industries Taxila. Italy transferred nearly 600 surplus VCC-1 and VCC-2 APCs to Pakistan last year. The Fennec was reportedly the ...

Daily Times

Daily Times
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:18:45 -0700

The delegation will visit Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF), Wah, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra during their stay in Pakistan so that the quality and standards met at the industrial facilities are judged and ...

The Nation

DAWN.com
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:44 -0700

The Sindh police signed the contract with a foreign vendor instead of buying these from Heavy Industries Taxila, he contended. On Thursday, senior counsel Farooq H. Naek, representing the Sindh government, admitted that since the agreement had been ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:11:12 -0800

You should take an advice from the army for purchasing these vehicles,” Justice Usmani had said. Meanwhile, an officer of Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) appeared before the court and said they (police) never contacted them. The court issued a notice to ...
 
defenceWeb
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:45:45 -0800

alt Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), the largest armoured vehicle manufacturer in Pakistan, is exhibiting a wide variety of hardware at the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) currently underway in Karachi, with products ranging from ...

DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0800

The latest agreement was signed between Pakistan's Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and Turkey's Nurol Technologies at Pakistan's biennial defense show, the International Defence Exhibition And Seminar 2014 (IDEAS2014), held Dec. 1-4 in Karachi.

Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of Pakistan
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:14:05 -0800

ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (APP): Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain Wednesday visited Heavy Industries Taxila and stressed the need of exploring the potential of international market and grab its due share. The government was doing ...
 
DefenseNews.com
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:56:43 -0700

Pakistan's state-owned Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) also sought to develop an indigenous four-wheel-drive MRAP vehicle, the Burraq. Though it has never been displayed in public, a prototype exists, and available images show it has been redesigned to ...
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