MoD inks contract with BHEL for 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount worth Rs 2956 Cr for Indian Navy

The Ministry of Defence (MoD(, India has signed a contract with M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Haridwar on 28th November, 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 Rs 2956.89 Crore.

To be noted that the upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM), which will be manufactured by M/s 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.

Worth mentioning that 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 M/s Mazagaon Dock and Shipbuilders Ltd., Mumbai, and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata.

Noteworthy, 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.

About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

BHEL is an Indian central public sector undertaking and the largest government-owned power generation equipment manufacturer.

It is owned by the Government of India, with administrative control by the Ministry of Heavy Industries.

Established in 1956 with the help of Soviet technology, BHEL is based in New Delhi.

The company serve its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services in the areas of power-thermal, hydro, gas, nuclear & solar PV; transmission; transportation; defence & aerospace; oil & gas and new areas like BESS and EV chargers.

Right from developing country’s power generation capacity to creating multiple capabilities in country’s core industrial & strategic sectors, BHEL is deeply aligned to the vision of a self-reliant India.