Selasa, Februari 16, 2010

Missile maker Raytheon bidding for tank upgrade in India

Raytheon Co, the world's biggest missile maker, said it and partner Larsen and Toubro have bid for the contract to upgrade 1,000 T-72 battle tanks in India.

Defence ministry officials said the government was looking to spend at least $100 million in upgrading the tanks, which India bought from Russia three decades ago.

"The upgrade will increase the lethality of the T-72 tanks," Fritz Treyz, vice president, Raytheon (India operations), told Reuters.

Ratheon has a tie-up with engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro in India.

The upgrades will include weapons and computer systems and enhance its operation by night.

India, one of the world's biggest arms importers, wants to spend $50 billion buying and upgrading weapons over the next five years.

Treyz said Raytheon will also launch the "fish hawk", an anti-submarine warfare weapon system next week in India.

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