Defence ministry signs Rs 1,752 cr deal for remote control guns

Remote guns

Rama Krishna Sangem

The Ministry of Defence (MoD)  has signed a contract on February 14, 2024 with Advanced Weapon Equipment India Ltd. (AWEIL), Kanpur for manufacturing & supply of a total of 463 indigenously manufactured 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Guns (SRCG) for the Indian Navy & Indian Coast Guard at a total cost of Rs. 1752.13 crore, with Indigenous Content (IC) of more than 85%.

The SRCG will enhance the capability of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to accurately engage small targets that post a threat to ships in an asymmetric environment, both by day and night.

This acquisition will provide further boost to the vision of “Aatmanirbharta in Defence“. This contract will also open up a large avenue in defence manufacturing for over 125 Indian Vendors and DPSUs for over a period of 5 years.

Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE) is an Indian state-owned defence company, headquartered in Kanpur, India established in 2021 as part of the restructuring and corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board into seven different Public Sector Undertakings.[1][2][3] AWE primarily manufactures Small arms and artillery guns for the use of the Indian Armed Forces, foreign militaries and domestic civilian use.

These remote control guns are now used by some advanced military countries like the US. Through them, army can fire guns form a remote locations while the weapon systems are fixed or positioned elsewhere. By inking the deal, the MoD has not only saved the valuable foreign exchange and strengthened a stated owned PSU but also acquired the modern weaponry for modern warfare.


Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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