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Heavy Industries Taxila
HIT
SOE, Mil
Industry Defence, Military
Founded 1972
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]
  • Auxiliary armoured vehicles:

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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Daily Times

Daily Times
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:51:35 -0800

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:40:53 -0700

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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:44:49 -0700

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DefenseNews.com

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:33:45 -0800

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DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:09:18 -0800

The tank is a result of close collaboration between Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) of Pakistan and China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO), with the first prototype developed in the early '90s. The Al-Khalid is a further development of the Chinese ...

The News International

The News International
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:10:00 -0800

Currently, he is chairman, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) and before that he was Commandant of School of Armour, Nowshera. He also served on important position of vice chief of general staff but hasn't commanded any corps as yet. He is due to retire on ...
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