* Partnering Larsen & Toubro for 1,000 tank contract
* Contract value seen at more than $100 mln
NEW DELHI Feb 12 Raytheon Co (RTN.N), the
world's biggest missile maker, said on Friday it and partner
Larsen & Toubro (LART.BO) have bid for the contract to upgrade
1,000 T-72 battle tanks in India.
Defence ministry officials said India 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
Treyz said Raytheon will also launch the "fish hawk", an
anti-submarine warfare weapon system next week in India.
(Reporting by Bappa Majumdar; Editing by Lincoln Feast)