BHEL bags an order from Indian Navy to supply Super Rapid Gun Mounts

New Delhi: In a major boost to defence production under the ‘Make in India’ initiative and to achieve self-reliance in the critical field of defence equipment, Indian Navy has placed an order on Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for the supply of two Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM), main guns standardised for all warships of the Indian Navy.

BHEL has indigenised these guns and has established dedicated, intricate manufacturing and inspection facilities at its Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant, Haridwar for production, installation and commissioning and lifecycle support of these guns. The standardisation of these guns by the Indian Navy for all major warships has resulted in optimisation of cost and consolidation of expertise and self-reliance. BHEL is also working on an upgraded version of these guns, with enhanced range, to cater to the future requirement of warships.

BHEL has been a reliable supplier of critical equipment and services in the defence and aerospace sector for over three decades. Towards this, specialised manufacturing facilities and capabilities have already been set up with the aim of making a major contribution towards self-reliance in defence equipment production and initiatives taken will be a driving force towards the 'AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' of the government.

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In addition to the thermal power sector, BHEL offers a broad range of products for the major sectors of the Indian economy. With a focus on the growth of non-coal based business, the company offers comprehensive solutions for transportation, transmission, renewables, energy storage systems and e-mobility, water management, defence & aerospace, captive power generation and mechanical and electrical industrial products.

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