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Ministry of Defence inks contract with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited to procure 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount & accessories worth 2956.89 crore for Indian Navy

November 28, 2023 Photo(s): By X/ SpokespersonMoD
Ministry of Defence seals the deal with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mounts, a significant step towards enhancing Indian Navy's capabilities.

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Haridwar on November 28 2023, for procurement of 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) along with associated equipment/ accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian) category at a total cost of 2956.89 crore.

The upgraded SRGM, which will be manufactured by BHEL at its Haridwar Plant, is a medium caliber anti-missile/anti aircraft point defence weapon system which provides a sustained rate of fire and high accuracy. The weapon system is capable of multiple engagements in multi-threat scenarios and has a proven record of very good performance against missiles and highly maneuverable fast attack crafts.

Upgraded SRGMs will be installed onboard Indian Navy's in-service and newly built ships by Mazagaon Dock and Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai, and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata. The project will generate an employment of two and half lakh mandays over a period of five years and encourage active participation of various Indian industries including MSME, thus significantly contributing to the Government's efforts to achieve 'Atmanirbharta' in defence.