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MoD inks Rs 1752-crore deal with Kanpur firm for stabilised remote control guns

With an intention to offer an additional enhance to the imaginative and prescient of “Aatmanirbharta in Defence” the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday signed a Rs 1,752.13-crore contract with a Kanpur-based agency for manufacturing and provide of 463 indigenously constructed 12.7 mm stabilised distant management weapons for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard, officers mentioned.

“This contract will also open up a large avenue in defence manufacturing for over 125 Indian vendors and Defence PSUs for over a period of five years,” it added.

The ministry signed the contract with Superior Weapon Gear India Restricted (AWEIL), Kanpur for “manufacturing and supply of a total of 463 indigenously manufactured 12.7 mm stabilised remote control guns (SRCG) for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard at a total cost of Rs 1,752.13 crore, with indigenous content (IC) of more than 85 per cent,” it mentioned.

These weapons will improve the potential of the Navy and the Coast Guard to precisely have interaction small targets that pose a risk to ships in an uneven setting, each by day and night time, the ministry mentioned.

With inputs from PTI.

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