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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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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:54:45 -0800

PSO's industrial consumer dominance in the government sector can be judged from the fact that all the major state entities like OGDC, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Railways, Navy, National Logistics Cell, PAF Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila have entrusted ...

World Tribune

World Tribune
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:52:30 -0800

Under the agreement, Turkey's Nurol Technologies was contracted to transfer technology to enhance armor vehicle protection for platforms assembled by Pakistan's state-owned Heavy Industries Taxila. “This is another example of how Turkey is using ...

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.
 
Business Recorder
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:03:45 -0800

Ministry of Defence Production has asked the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence Production to direct provincial government of Sindh to purchase Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) from Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT). The Standing ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 07:22:30 -0800

To a query, he said the government had also invited details from the Heavy Industries Taxila for the purchase of APCs but the APCs manufactured by it were not up to the mark. However, an official of HIT belied the claim of the Sindh government lawyer.
 
The News International
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:52:30 -0800

He said the case was under process for procurement of 5MW solar power plant for installation at the POF Sanjwal.He said there was also no power shortages at the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) but there was a need for providing cheaper alternative energy ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:15:00 -0800

On December 19, the bench had directed a provincial law officer to submit the original summaries and correspondence regarding the proposed deal of the Sindh government with the foreign company. In its report, the Heavy Industries Taxila officials ...
 
Daily Times
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:52:33 -0800

To a query, he said the government had also invited details from Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for the purchase of APCs but the APCs manufactured by it were not up to the mark. However an official of HIT belied the claim of Sindh government lawyer. He ...
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