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BHEL bags order to Supply Super Rapid Gun Mounts for Indian Navy frontline ships

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BHEL bags order to supply Super Rapid Gun

On February 11, 2021, an Indian Navy has placed an order with engineering firm BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) under which the latter will supply two Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM) to the former. These are the main guns standardised for all Warships of the Indian Navy.

  • These guns are being manufactured with the aim of making defence industry self reliant on the lines of Atmanirbhar Abhiyan.

About Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM):

–The SRGM is a light weight, rapid-fire naval gun.

–High performance and flexibility in any air defence and anti surface role, particularly in anti-missile role.

–Its firing rate can be selected from single shot to firing 120 rds/min.

The standard deviation at firing is less than 0.3 mrad, thus providing excellent accuracy.

Key Points:

–BHEL has indigenised these guns and has established dedicated, intricate manufacturing and inspection facilities at its Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant, Haridwar for production, installation & commissioning and lifecycle support of these guns.

–With focus on growth of non-coal based business, BHEL offers comprehensive solutions for Transportation, Transmission, Renewables, Energy Storage Systems and

e-mobility, Water Management, Defence & Aerospace, Captive Power Generation and Mechanical & Electrical Industrial Products.

Recent Related News:

i.On December 29, 2020, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) launched India’s 1st Remote Monitoring & Operation Centre for Tracking of Refinery Gas Turbines across all its refineries in Hyderabad, Telangana. The project has been implemented by BHEL-GE Gas Turbine Services (BGGTS), a joint venture of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited-General Electric (BHEL-GE).

ii.BHEL has set a new record for successfully manufacturing and testing India’s

highest-rated auto transformer ‘500 MVA 400/220/33 kV’ (It is BHEL’s 21 400 kV class transformer) at the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL) at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL):

Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– Dr. Nalin Shinghal
Headquarter– New Delhi