Ordnance Factory, Tiruchirappalli (OFT) handed over the 1st Batch of 25 Indigenously produced 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Gun (SRCG) systems to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
i.C.S. Vishwakarma, Director-General of Ordnance Factories and Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board handed over the 1st batch to K.S.C. Iyer, Director-General of Naval Armament, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, Navy (IHQ, MoD, Navy).
- 15 SRCG were handed over to the Indian Navy & 10 to ICG.
ii.SRCG has been assembled at OFT through Transfer of Technology (ToT) initiative with the support of Elbit Systems, Israel.
iii.OFT is the nodal unit for Indigenous production of the SRCG system. The induction of the system is expected to enhance maritime security of India.
i.The SRCG system includes a 12.7 mm M2 NATO standard heavy machine gun, designed for marine applications, mounted on-board ships and small craft.
- It can remotely engage small boats, skiffs and other small craft with accuracy both during day & at night.
ii.It is also equipped with CCD (Charged-Coupled Device) camera, the thermal imager and laser range finder system can observe and track targets during day and night operations.
iii.The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) team nominated by IHQ, MoD, Navy conducted the acceptance trials of the 1st batch of the SRCG.
iv.OFT is situated in Gundoor Village, Pudukottai is already producing the Indigenous Trichy Assault Rifle (TAR), grenade launchers and other weapons for the Indian armed forces and paramilitary units.
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June 17, 2021, The Union Cabinet approved a plan for the restructuring of the OFB which has 41 factories, into 7 fully government owned corporate entities on the lines of Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU).
About Ordnance Factory, Tiruchirappalli (OFT)
General Manager – Sanjay Dwivedi
About Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
Director-General Ordnance Factories & Chairman, OFB – C.S. Vishwakarma
Headquarters – Kolkata, West Bengal