Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Bharat Dynamics Limited

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) is India's leading manufacturer of precision-guided munitions and guided missile systems. It was founded in 1970 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. BDL specializes in the manufacture of missiles, torpedoes and smart munitions.

Bharat Dynamics

Bharat Dynamics Limited was formed by the Ministry of Defence in 1970 for the production of guided missiles and allied defence equipment. It has two units at Kanchanbagh and Bhanur [Bhanoor], with corporate offices at Hyderabad.

Bharat Dynamics is the prime production agency for missile weaponry systems under the Integrated Guided Missile Programme, including the Prithvi, Trishul, Akash and Nag missiles. Bharat Dynamics, along with the Indian Army and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., it is manufacturing the Prithvi missile. The Prithvi missiles produced so far are reported to be stored in Hyderabad by Bharat Dynamics. Bharat Dynamics can reportedly manufacture the Prithvi for $500,000 Rs.35 million apiece.

Bharat Dynamics

The company utilising the spare capacity available has diversified into small arms production to meet the requirement of para-military forces of the country. BDL, which had earlier diversified its activities in a number of Naval projects, now proposes to take up manufacture of 7.62 mm self-loading rifles (SLRs) and 9 mm pistols.

The in-house research and development activities have brought out cost-effective FLAME Launcher, Simulators, Field Level Testers for ATGMs, Air Target Imitator for LLADS, JATO Booster and Retrofit for operation of Konkurs from BMP-1 APC. A Night Vision Equipment for ATGM has been jointly developed in collaboration with ELOP of Israel. To support in-house D&E efforts, the company has a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM Centre.

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