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Bhamre launches five defence systems

L&T’s indigenization of systems applauded


L&T’s indigenization of systems applauded


Talegaon SSC.

Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, has recently flagged off five different Defence systems at Larsen & Toubro’s Strategic Systems Complex (SSC) on the outskirts of Pune.

L&T is at the forefront of indigenous development and manufacturing of Defence systems, platforms, and equipment towards commitment to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

The systems and equipment flagged off during Dr. Bhamre’s visit were:
PINAKA MultiRocket Launcher System (MRLS) – state of the art, all-weather, long-range area dominance artillery system;
Pinaka Battery Command Post – a sheltered Fire Control Systems for PINAKA MRLS;
indigenously upgraded Grad BM-21 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher – an all-weather, indirect-fire, field artillery equipment;
Short Span Bridging System (Load Class 70) – an Engineering System;
P7 Heavy Drop Platform System – for para-dropping equipment and logistic support, in remote areas and bases from IL-76 aircrafts.

The indigenized systems have 70% – 98% local contents, noted Dr Bhamre, calling it a phenomenal achievement.

Elaborated S N Subrahmanyan, MD & CEO of Larsen & Toubro: “Larsen & Toubro is at the forefront of serving the Nation as a matter of our ethos.

“We have developed and manufactured a range of best-in-class Platforms, Systems, and Equipment for the Armed Forces, with a strong customer focused approach and a continuous quest for world-class quality and on or ahead of time performance.

“We partake strategically crafted solutions across the spectrum – from surveillance to strike capabilities, platforms to systems and equipment, and new build to through life support,” he said on 20 Sept 2018.

L&T’s journey in the Defence Sector started in the mid-1980s, as it partnered the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program for realising complex weapon launch systems, and with Indian Navy in its quest towards indigenisation by developing range of equipment and systems for warships and submarine programs.

With its DSIR recognized multiple research & development facilities, the company, provides indigenous solutions such as Submarines, Warships & Armoured Systems, Naval and Land-based Missile Launch Systems, Fire Control Systems, Land & Naval Engineering Systems, Artillery & Air Defence Systems, Missile sub-systems, Radar Systems & Sensors, Secure Military Communication, Avionics & Aviation Systems, Unmanned Systems across Land, Naval & Air domains, and Electrical, Electronic & Automation systems for the Defence sector.

L&T has invested in nine state of the art manufacturing facilities across the country.

L&T has developed more than 250 products & Systems till date, a third of these by partnering DRDO laboratories, of which more than 75 products and systems have been serially produced across our manufacturing facilities.

These includes Strategic Systems Complex, Talegaon, for the realisation of prototypes as well as for series production of Land and Naval Weapon Systems, Sensors, and Military Engineering Systems.

The Pinaka systems, Heavy Drop Platforms, and Bridging Systems were developed & realised by L&T over its long association with DRDO spanning nearly three decades.

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 18 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.

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