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BrahMos missile manufacturing unit likely to start in Jabalpur

Tuesday - May 2, 2017 5:50 pm , Category : BrahMos

Giving a fillip to PM Narendra Modi’s “Make in India”, BrahMos Aerospace Limited is planning to set up manufacturing unit in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.  BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile has given a significant boost to Indian defence preparedness and strike capability. Recently in March 2017, the latest 450-km range version of the cruise missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur. The BrahMos Aerospace Limited is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia under BrahMos Aerospace. The BrahMos missile is named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra and the Moskva.
 
Under the leadership of Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, BrahMos Aerospace is committed to meet the production orders ahead of schedule to ensure the delivery of missile in time and to meet the aspirations and requirements of Indian defence forces including the Army, Navy and Air Force.
 
A team associated with the BrahMos project visited Jabalpur in last week of April, and surveyed some areas for feasibility of the project. A total of around 70 to 100 hectares of land is required for the unit, Jabalpur can be favorably considered as it is the hub of manufacturing base three major factories in the defence establishment. Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), Jabalpur has been identified to manufacture and assemble 155mm x 45 Cal Gun ‘Dhanush’.  An indent of 114 Guns has already been placed on OFB. Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) has developed 4 x 4   Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) to meet the requirement of Army and Ministry of Home Affairs.  VFJ is also involved in development and production of 6 x 6  Modernized Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) and in Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK), Jabalpur new products like 125mm FSAPDS Tank Ammunition, 84mm HEAT 751 (with tandem warhead), HEDP  502 & Smoke 469C, Pre-fragmented Air Bombs etc. are being produced.
 
Senior leaders of the Madhya Pradesh are taking a keen interest and are trying to get the missile production unit established in Jabalpur.
 
-Wndow To News Network

 
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