New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday, has launched BEML Limited’s Indigenously designed and developed products such as- BH150E 150 Ton Dump Truck, BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator, BD50HST Heli-Portable Dozer and Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle ‘GAUR’ (MBPV) coinciding with Atmanirbharta Saptah. The launch ceremony has been done virtually in the presence of Ministry of Defence's Secretary and Department of Defence Production's Secretary among others.
At the virtual launch ceremony the Defence Minister while congratulating the Defence PSUs said, “I am extremely pleased to see a range of products developed by the Defence PSUs that will propel us towards our goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Among the BEML products, the 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck and BE1800E 180 Ton super giant Electrical Excavator built with Swadeshi technology will cater to the requirements of the mining industry. The Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle ‘Gaur’ is an extremely useful product that is worth mentioning.”
While presenting these products to the Minister, BEML Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Dr Deepak Kumar Hota said, “At a time when the government is promoting ‘Atmanirbharata', BEML is leading the way by introducing indigenously designed and developed products that will not only contribute to the country’s GDP but also ensure savings of precious foreign exchange. These products re-emphasize BEML Limited’s commitment towards ‘Make in India’ and self-reliance.”
Here is the product description launched by BEML Limited:
BH150E 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck
BH150E 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck is India’s first Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck. This product possesses signification features like High power performance, enhance productivity, exceptional manoeuvrability, superiors operator comfort. The Truck is boon to the Indian mining sector in its large-scale operations.
BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator
BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator is packed with leading-edge technology, offers a host of features including superior controllability, mobility, durability, maintainability and operator comforts. This excavator is a cost-effective alternative to the 10 cum Rope Shovels currently in operation. This excavator is extremely useful in large mining projects where low-cost electric power is available.
The above products with reduced carbon footprint will help to increase productivity in mining operations both domestically and globally.
'BD50HST' state-of-the-art first Heli-portable dozer
BD50HST is state-of-the-art first Heli-portable dozer in India. It is equipped with latest technology such as advance ‘Electric Monitoring System’ for accurate & smooth operations and adjustable ‘Operator Sheet’ for operator’s comfort. It can quickly assemble and disassemble at a short period. This Dozer can be used at remote locations like Border Roads for clearing debris, laying of road and capable of withstanding extreme temperature variations.
Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) – MK II ‘GAUR’
Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) – MK II ‘GAUR’ designed and developed indigenously with added safety features. The equipment is equipped with Night vision camera, Blast resistance seat, GPS navigation, Radio and Telecommunication System. It boasts of Modular Armoured Hull, Central Tyre Inflation System and Run-Flat Tyres. The vehicle shields security personal from arm fire and hand grenade attacks and has a carrying capacity up-to 10 personnel.
BEML Gaur is a 4X4 all-wheel drive and specially designed for easy manoeuvrability, operability and maintainability.
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