Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli
Government
Industry Defence
Founded Tiruchirappalli, India (1966)
Headquarters Kolkata, India
Key people
K. Appa Rao, IOFS
(General Manager)
Products Small arms
Number of employees
~3000
Parent Ordnance Factories Board

Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) (Hindi: आयुध निर्माणी तिरुचिराप्पल्लि), also called Ordnance Factory Trichy is a defence company based in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, functioning under the Ordnance Factories Board of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.[1] The company is headed only by an IOFS officer called General Manager (ex officio Additional Secretary to Government of India) who is the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the overall management of the company, and is the main judicial authority.[2] OFT is the largest small arms manufacturing company of India and has the most varied range.

History[edit]

It was inaugurated on 3 July 1966 by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi,[3] and production began in 1967. It was established to increase the small arms production in the country, assisting the Rifle Factory Ishapore and Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. The need was felt after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

Products[edit]

OFT started its production with 9 mm carbines and now manufactures arms ranging from 5.56 mm rifles to rocket launchers, shell launchers, grenade launchers, aviation armament, naval armament, tank armament, anti-aircraft guns, autocannons, automatic rifles, sniper rifles.[4]

Products
5.56 mm INSAS Rifle 
IOF .315 sporting rifle 
7.62 mm Trichy Assault Rifle (TAR) 
40 mm Multi Grenade Launcher 
30 mm Auto Grenade Launcher 
38 mm Multi Shell launcher (UGRA) 
Arjun is armed with a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun[30] 
Ajeya of the Indian Army has a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun and 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun 
Bhishma has secondary armaments like the 12.7 mm AA machine gun and PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. 
Sarath uses 30 mm Cannon and 7.62 mm PKT Gun 
Tejas uses armaments such as 23 mm Ghasha Aviation Gun 
CRN-91, the naval variant of 30 mm 2A42 Cannon is the main gun of most Indian patrolling vessels 
7.62 mm 1A1 Rifle 
Vidhwansak Anti-material Sniper Rifle 
INSAS with UBGL 

New products[edit]

Zittara Multi-purpose Carbine 
Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System 
Pistol Auto 9 mm 1A 
IOF .32 Revolver 
51 mm Mortar 
81 mm Mortar 
84 mm Rocket Launcher M4 
Rocket-propelled grenade launcher RPG-7 

Technology[edit]

OFT currently manufactures some products under license from the foreign companies that produce them. It is working closely with the Armament Research and Development Establishment[31] and other laboratories and establishments of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to indigenise the weapons. It is also working with the companies to develop new products that would be jointly engineered.

Customers[edit]

OFT mainly manufactures weapons for the

Weapons manufactured by OFT such as the INSAS rifles have been exported to several countries.[34][35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: About Us". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  4. ^ OFT develops Gen-X weapons
  5. ^ "315" Sporting Rifle". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "OFB 7.62 mm 1A1 and 1C rifles (India) - Jane's Infantry Weapons". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rifle 7.62 mm 1A1". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "7.62 mm PKT tank machine gun (Serbia and Montenegro) - Jane's Infantry Weapons". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Indian Tiruchi Ordnance Factory Develops New Assault Rifle Like AK-47 ~ ASIAN DEFENSE". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Indian 'AK-47' too fast for its own good - Times Of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Tiruchi ordnance factory develops new assault rifle - SP's MAI
  13. ^ a b The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Small, modern, antique weapons on display
  14. ^ "12.7 mm AIR DEFENCE GUN". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ordnance Factory Board". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "OFT develops Gen-X weapons". news.oneindia.in. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ordnance Factory Board". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ordnance Factory Board". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "BSF IG satisfied of AMR produced at OFT". news.oneindia.in. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Anti-material rifle handed over to BSF". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Ordnance Factories Day celebrated in Tiruchi". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  22. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation
  23. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Exhibiting the `powers' that protect us". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ghasha 23 mm aviation gun (India) - Jane's Air-Launched Weapons". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Visitors awed by arms on display at OFT". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : OFT develops multi shell launcher for riot control". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "OFT develops ultra-modern futuristic weapons". news.oneindia.in. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Tiruchi ordnance factory develops new assault rifle - Times Of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Under Barrel Grenade Launcher 40 mm". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  30. ^ Main Battle Tank, Arjun, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defense, India
  31. ^ "DRDO". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  32. ^ "Big match debut for sniper rifles that penetrate concrete - Indian Express". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  33. ^ "Post 26/11, India turns to Russia for small weapons". Zee News. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  34. ^ "Indian Ordnance Factories: Customers". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  35. ^ Pratim Ranjan Bose. "We're making Ordnance factories future ready, says OFB Chairman Dimri". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 25 October 2014.