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Raksha Mantralaya signs deal with BHEL for 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mounts worth over Rs 2,900 cr for Indian Navy

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New Delhi. With an aim to boost Navy capabilities, Raksha Mantralaya has signed a contract with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for procurement of 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) along with associated equipment/ accessories for Indian Navy.

The deal has been signed under Buy (Indian) category at a total cost of Rs 2956.89 Cr.

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 that 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 the 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 employment of two and a half lakh man-days over a period of five years and encourage active participation of various Indian industries including MSME. It will significantly contribute to the Government’s efforts to achieve ‘Atmanirbharta’ in defence.

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