Chennai, Nov 09: Furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India mission, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) recently flagged off the first two numbers of L70 upgraded guns.
Designed, developed and manufactured by BEL, the guns were flagged of from the company's Chennai facility.
BEL had won the Rs 575-crore order for the L70 gun upgrade in a global open tender issued by the Indian Army.
Later, the systems cleared a series of field trials ahead of the user finally accepting them. BEL claimed that the guns were rolled out ahead of the stipulated timeline of nine months.
The Company, along with the Ordnance Factory Board, is expected to deliver 200 upgraded guns in the next three years.
Gun boasts of fusion of technologies
"The L70 gun upgrade is a fusion of the latest technologies in the areas of electrical servo drives, electro optical fire control system and video tracking, which only a few global companies have mastered," says a BEL official.
He said the BEL stuck to the order plan right from the beginning, to ensure timely delivery.
"Right from designing the upgrade to establishing a production line, the project was meticulously executed," the official added.
Among the systems designed in-house included, processor and interface boards, power amplifiers, stabilized pedestal, high precision mechanical subsystems, video tracker and fire control solutions.
BEL deputed a cross functional team of engineers from all disciplines for the speedy delivery of L90 guns.