India on the way to acquire 100 K9 Vajra 155mm 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer 13007163

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India on the way to acquire 100 K9 Vajra 155mm 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer.
India is on the way to acquire 100 new K9 Vajra 155mm tracked sel-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. A contract is expected to be signed in the next few months with the South Korean Defense Company Samsung-Techwin and its Indian partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
     
India is on the way to acquire 100 new K9 Vajra 155mm tracked sel-propelled howitzer for the Indian army. A contract is expected to be signed in the next few months with the South Korean Defense Company Samsung-Techwin and its Indian partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T). South Korean K9 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer at defense exhibition in South Korea
     
The Indian defense ministry and L&T have completed negociations for a deal of $750 million at the begiining of July which has not yet been approoved by the Indian Cabinet Committe on Security.

The K9 Vajra is a modified version of the South-Korean made K9 tracked self-propelled howitzer. In October 2015, India's Ministry of Defence has shortlisted the Samsung Techwin K-9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled tracked howitzer for the Indian Army's.
Official military sources said the selection in late September followed desert and high altitude trials in 2013 and early 2014, in which the K9 bested Russia's 2S19 MSTA-S gun modified to 155/52 standards and mounted on a T-72 tank chassis.

Around 50% of the K9 will be manufactured in India. The K9 Thunder is a 155mm / 52 calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer developed and manufactured by the North Korean Company Samsung Techwin for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

The main weapon of the K9 consists of one 155mm / 52 calibre gun. It has a burst rate of fire of three rounds per 15 seconds and a maximum rate of fire of six to eight rounds a minute for three minutes. Maximum range of fire is 30 km with standard HE projectile and 40 km with rocket-assisted projectile.
 

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