This will cater to the serial production requirements of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile System
Larson & Toubro Defence recently announced the inauguration of a new production line for BRAHMOS Transport Launch Canister (TLC) at Ranoli, near Vadodara. This will cater to the serial production requirements of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile System.
DS & Director General, CEO & MD Aerospace, BRAHMOS, Dr Sudhir K Mishra, inaugurated the second production line in the for manufacturing canisters designed for storage, transportation, and launch of BRAHMOS missiles. These canisters serve a dual function in that they provide a container for storage cum transport and launch.
The latest iteration of the BRAHMOS Missile System, which was recently test fired successfully, comes with L&T manufactured Composite Airframes and two different versions of Transport Launch Canister (TLC). L&T Defence has been crucial to the realisation of the Composite Airframes for the BRAHMOS Missile.
Speaking on the occasion, DS & Director General, CEO & MD Aerospace, BRAHMOS, Dr Sudhir K Mishra said, “The highly successful BRAHMOS Missile Programme has taken a remarkable lead under the flagship ‘Make In India’ initiative of our Government. Today, BRAHMOS has created a robust ecosystem of indigenous defence manufacturing and integration, thus reinforcing and realising the long-cherished dream of self-reliance in this critical sector and the immense contribution of each of our defence industry partner in this direction is highly commendable.”
Speaking on the occasion, Whole-Time Director & Sr. Executive Vice-President – Defence Business, Larsen & Toubro, Jayant Patil said, “We have been associated with the development of BRAHMOS Missile Programme for close to two decades. Our journey started under the guidance of DRDO to develop indigenous capabilities and facilities for the realization of composite airframes, canisters and allied sub-systems for BRAHMOS Missile. Our products have successfully passed applicable qualification tests, and L&T has already started delivering these articles under serial production mode.”
The Advanced Composites Manufacturing Facility of L&T Defence at Ranoli, Vadodara has the accreditation of National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) towards manufacturing of Aerospace Products. It is currently geared up for serial production of BRAHMOS TLC. The unit The Advanced Composites Laboratory at Ranoli has received the Accreditation Certification from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in its efforts towards quality compliance for the ongoing BRAHMOS Programme.
L&T Defence is presently augmenting the infrastructure at its Precision Manufacturing & Systems Complex Coimbatore by adding a Composites Facility, which will also cater to the serial production requirements of BRAHMOS Missile Programme. As a leading Industry partner to BRAHMOS Aerospace, L&T Defence has also been closely involved in the design, development and production of Launchers and Fire Control Systems for the BRAHMOS Naval platforms.