Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
The Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) facility is the largest facility of its type in Pakistan and is known mainly for its extensive experience in the overhaul and upgrade of tracked armored fighting vehicles for the Pakistani Army. This includes tanks as well as the US-supplied now BAE Systems Land and Armaments (previously United Defense) M113 series armoured personnel carriers and variants. More recently the HIT has played a key role in the development of the Al Khalid Main Battle Tank (MBT) which has been developed in association with NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation) with an initial batch of 15 vehicles built for the Pakistani Army.
HIT had a work force in 2004 of about 6000 engineers and highly skilled persons, which included 30% uniformed personnel.
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