L&T bags significant contract from Defence Ministry

The defence arm of Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a significant contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of four regiments of Pinaka Weapon Systems.  The contract involves supply of Pinaka Launchers, Battery Command Posts and associated Engineering Support Package (ESP) for four regiments. The Pinaka launch system has been indigenously developed by L&T as part of Pinaka development program of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO, ARDE) and functions as a high-tech, all-weather, long range, area fire artillery weapon system.

Commenting on this development, JD Patil, Member of the Board and Senior Executive Vice President (Defence & Smart Technologies), Larsen & Toubro said, “As a proponent of Aatmanirbhar Bharat philosophy from inception and a practicing Make-in-India company, we have been associated with the Pinaka program since its development in the nineties, and induction in Armed Forces and serial production since one and a half decade. We continue to live up to our ethos to build strong India and commitment to the nation by producing high-class weapon systems within scheduled time frames and will keep up to that for these orders as well. We are glad that the MoD and the Armed Forces have trusted us to produce front line weapon systems and keeping to their tag line ‘Wining Indian Wars with Indian Solutions’ and furthering the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative.”

L&T has already executed similar orders from MoD and supplied two regiments of Pinaka systems earlier. With these orders, L&T has attained cumulative six out of ten regiments of Pinaka systems with the Indian Army. L&T Defence is also engaged with DRDO for future developments on this artillery system.

L&T has built in-house capabilities and capacities over three and a half decades to provide indigenous Defence solutions (land, sea and under-water application) by building competencies in conceptualisation, design, analysis, engineering, embedded software, manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and through life support to the armed forces over the life cycle of the equipment, systems and platforms towards attaining self-reliance in this critical sector and contribute to nation building.