L&T Defence, the defence arm of engineering, technology and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T), on Saturday announced the inauguration of a new production line for BRAHMOS Transport Launch Canister (TLC) at Ranoli, near Vadodara to cater to the serial production requirements of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile System.
Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, DS & Director General (BrahMos) and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace inaugurated the second production line in the state of Gujarat to manufacture canisters designed for storage, transportation and launch of BRAHMOS missiles. The canister for a missile serves a dual function that provides a container for storage cum transport and launch.
BRAHMOS Missile System, which was successfully test-fired recently, is integrated with L&T manufactured Composite Airframes and two different versions of Transport Launch Canister (TLC). L&T Defence has successfully completed the realisation of the Composite Airframes for the BRAHMOS Missile.
Speaking on the occasion, Mishra, D said that 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,” he added.
“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 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,” L&T Sr. Executive Vice-President – Defence Business Jayant Patil said.
The versatile, multi-role, multi-platform BRAHMOS has been integrated with L&T-manufactured Composite Airframes and two different versions of Transport Launch Canister (TLC). L&T Defence has successfully completed the realisation of Composite Airframes for the tactical missile.
The Advanced Composites Manufacturing Facility of L&T Defence at Ranoli, Vadodara, is geared up for serial production of BRAHMOS TLC.
L&T Defence is 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. 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.