BHEL awarded order for upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount
New Delhi, September 28, 2021
The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had received an order from Goa Shipyard for the supjply of an upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM), the main gun onboard most warships of the Indian Navy.
This is a major boost to defence production under the "Make in India" initiative and towards achieving self-reliance in the field of defence equipment, a press release from the company said.
The order envisages supply, installation and commissioning of the entire system – upgraded SRGM and accessories for Triput class frigates of the Indian Navy, which will be manufactured by the Haridwar unit of BHEL.
The upgraded SRGM is a state-of-the-art weapon system having additional features such as capability to manage different types of ammunition to engage fast, manoeuvring and non-manoeuvring, radio controlled targets. The upgraded SRGM has the capability to fire advanced ammunition with higher range and programmable ammunition.
"BHEL has been a reliable supplier of critical equipment and services in the Defence and Aerospace sector for over three decades with the aim of making a major contribution towards self-reliance in these sectors," the release said.
"BHEL has established dedicated, intricate manufacturing and inspection facilities at its manufacturing plants, for production, installation & commissioning and lifecycle support of various products and components," it added.