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Heavy Industries Taxila

Heavy Industries Taxila
Company nameHeavy Industries Taxila (HIT)
Company typeHeavy engineering and arms manufacturing
FoundedSeptember 1971
HeadquartersTaxila, Punjab
Key peopleLt Gen Ayyaz Salim Rana (Chairman)
Employees4,500 civilian
1,950 military (as of 2004)

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Heavy Industries Taxila (abbreviated HIT) is the backbone of Pakistan's engineering industry for the Pakistan Armed Forces, being a combination of multiple industries that has grown into a large military complex since 1980. It consists of six major production units and their support facilities, staffed by over 6500 workers. About 30% of the 6500 employees are uniformed military personnel.

HIT has facilities for overhaul, rebuild and progressive manufacturing of main battle tanks (MBT), armoured recovery vehicles (ARV), armoured personnel carriers (APC) and other armoured vehicles of both eastern and western armoured vehicles. HIT has developed and currently manufactures the Al-Khalid MBT.

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