|Type||Public Sector Undertaking|
|Founder(s)||Ministry of Defence, India|
BDL was established in the year 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided weapon systems. Its coming into being reflects the visionary wisdom of the Nation to achieve self-reliance in the technological domain. Nurtured by a pool of talented engineers drawn from DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began its journey by producing a 1st Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile-the French SS11B1. This product was a culmination of a Licence Agreement the Government of India entered into with Aerospatiale, France. BDL has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, A.P, Bhanur, Medak district, A.P and Visakhapatnam, A.P. Two New Units are planned at Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy district, A.P. and Amravathi, Maharashtra.
On successful completion of the SS11B1 project, BDL embarked on production of 2nd generation ATGMs – the French Milan-2 and Russian Konkurs.These projects were taken up for licence production with technical collaboration from M/s. Euromissile, France and M/s.KBP, Tula, Russia.These products covered a broad spectrum of the requirements of the Indian Army’s infantry and mechanized forces.The productionization process at BDL with a phase-wise transfer of technology laid emphasis on indigenization,which enabled its engineers to gain deep insight into the system engineering and design concept of ATGMs.In this process, BDL also interacted with numerous Indian industrial partners to develop and nurture them as reliable supply change elements.
The lead taken by the Nation to develop indigenous sophisticated and contemporary missiles through the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) gave BDL an opportunity – to be closely involved with the programme wherein it was identified as the Prime Production Agency.This opened up a plethora of opportunities to assimilate advanced manufacturing and programme management technologies and skills. Responding to the Concurrent Engineering Approaches adopted by DRDO in IGMDP,BDL was seen as a reliable and trust worthy ally, and resulted in the induction of India’s first state-of- the-art Surface-to-Surface Missile “PRITHVI.” BDL has delivered Prithvi to the three services as per requirements. In its quest to fulfill the defence needs of the Indian Armed Forces, BDL has forayed into the field of under water weapon systems and air-to-air missiles and associated equipment with technology support from DRDO and other global leaders in this domain.Thus, BDL is poised to cater to similar requirements of the Indian Armed Forces, in the years to come.
The manufacturing and testing facilities established at BDL are modern and tuned to cater to the stringent Qualitative requirements of guided weapon systems. Special process facilities such as Flow Forming, Electron Beam Welding etc. have been set up and ensure reliable inputs.Environmental test facilities as Motion Simulators, Walk-in Test Chambers etc., are utilized to test the products simulating the rigorous environmental conditions as encountered by the weapon system in operational conditions.
BDL has been consistently incurring profits and has been nominated as a Mini Ratna – Category-I Company by the Government of India. Showing steady progress in its operations over the years, BDL achieved a record sales turnover of Rs. 1075 Cr in 2012-13.BDL has been flooded with orders worth over Rs. 18,000 cr.,in view of its professional competence in manufacturing products and providing services, which are comparable with international Quality system standards.
Keeping pace with the modernization of the Indian Armed Forces,BDL is poised to enter new avenues of manufacturing covering a wide range of weapon systems such as: Surface to Air Missiles, Air Defence Systems, Heavy Weight Torpedoes, Air to Air Missiles etc., making it a world class defence equipment manufacturer.BDL has also entered into the new area of Refurbishment of vintage missiles, which is one more feather in its cap.
Products and services
BDL is the nodal agency for the production of Missiles developed by India.
In 1998, BDL produced Agni IRBM were inducted into the Indian Armed Forces. BDL also manufactures other missiles and systems for the Indian Armed Forces. These include the Konkurs anti-tank missiles.
Akash (Sanskrit: आकाश Ākāś "Sky") is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defense system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ordnance Factories Board and Bharat Electronics (BEL) in India. The missile system can target aircraft up to 30 km away, at altitudes up to 18,000 m. A nuclear warhead could potentially give the missile the capability to destroy both aircraft and warheads from ballistic missiles. It is in operational service with the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
Can be launched from a Ship or a Helicopter. Available as both war shot / exercise modes. Homing can be passive / active / mixed modes Multiple search pattern capability.
- Counter Measures Dispensing Systems
Counter Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) is state of the art chaff and flare dispensing system. CMDS is an airborne defensive system providing self-protection to the aircraft by passive ECM against radar guided & IR seeking, air & ground launched missiles. Protection to the aircraft is achieved by misguiding the missiles by dispensing of chaff and/or flare payloads.
- Milan 2T
This is a second generation, semi-automatic, tube launched, optically tracked missiles with tandem warhead. High reliability and accuracy. Man portable.
- Konkurs - M
This is a second generation, semiautomatic, antitank, tube launched, optically tracked, wire guided and aero-dynamically controlled missile.It is designed to destroy moving and stationary armored targets with Explosives Reactive Armours at a range of 75 to 4000 meters. Salient Features: Can be launched either from BMP-II or from ground launcher. Tandem Warhead Simple in operation and immune to Electronic Counter measures High hit and kill probability Portable and Para droppable. Hermetically sealed ensuring long storage life.
Invar is weapon fired from the Gun barrel of T 90 Tank. The missile has a semi-automatic control system, tele orienting in the laser beam. This is high velocity jamming immune missile with tandem warhead designed to defeat explosive reactive armor. Intended to destroy stationary and moving targets with speeds up to 70Km/hr.
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- Asian tribune: Upgraded version of ‘Akash’ test fired; By Hemanta Kumar Rout
- http://news.biharprabha.com/2012/05/india-successfully-tests-medium-range-akash-missile/ India successfully tests medium Range Akash missile
- http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2007-12-13/india/27973517_1_akash-missile-nuclear-capable-multi-target-missile Nuclear-capable Akash missile test fired
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