Heavy Industries Taxila
Urdu: ہیوی انڈسٹریز ٹیکسلا
|State owned enterprises|
HIT is noted as being one of the largest defence contractors. HIT promotes, markets, engineers, develops, and undertakes heavy engineering works for Pakistan's military and for the civilian law enforcement agencies. 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.
- Type 69-II – Main battle tank produced under license.
- Type 85-IIAP – Main battle tank produced under license.
- M113 – Armoured personnel carrier produced under license.
Main battle tanks (MBT)Edit
Armoured personnel carriers (APC)Edit
- Viper – The prototype IFV was showcased in IDEAS 2018. The IFV is based on M113 chassis with 6 road wheels, weighs 16 tons, and has appliqué armour. Viper can accommodate 13 fully equipped troops; and has a modified Turra 30 remotely controlled weapon station (RCWS) armed with a Slovak-made Shipunov 2A42 30 mm automatic cannon, Kalashnikov PKT 7.62 mm medium machine gun (MG), two ready-to-use 9M113 Konkurs (AT-6 'Spandrel') anti-tank guided missiles and smoke dischargers.
- Talha – APC based on M113 chassis with 5 road wheels, accommodates 11 fully equipped troops. 250 delivered to the Pakistan Army by 2006.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Auxiliary armoured vehicles:
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