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Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
Type State-owned
Industry Heavy engineering and arms manufacturing
Founded September 1971
Headquarters Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan
Key people Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain (Chairman)
Col(R) Aqeel Ahmed ~ Si(M) (Secretary HIT)
Products Main battle tanks
Armoured personnel carriers
Artillery
Employees 4,500 civilian
1,950 military (as of 2004)

Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) (Website www.hit.gov.pk) is the backbone of Pakistan's engineering industry for the Pakistan Armed Forces, being a combination of multiple industries that has grown into a large military complex since 1980. It consists of six major production units and their support facilities, staffed by over 6500 workers. About 30% of the 6500 employees are uniformed military personnel.[citation needed]

HIT has facilities for overhaul, rebuild and progressive manufacturing of main battle tanks (MBT), armoured recovery vehicles (ARV), armoured personnel carriers (APC) and other armoured vehicles of both eastern and western armoured vehicles. HIT has developed and currently manufactures the Al-Khalid MBT.

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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
    • 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.[5]

Armoured cars[edit]

Under development[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  2. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  3. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  4. ^ ARG. "Talha Armored Personnel Carrier". Military-Today.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  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. ^ "Highlights from IDEAS 2002". Acig.org. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  9. ^ Ansari, Usman (19 March 2013). "Pakistan To Unveil MRAP Vehicle". Defense News. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

External links[edit]


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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

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