Bharat Dynamics to develop data field loaders for rocket, missile systems

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 20, 2017

Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) plans to design and develop an Advanced Data Field Loader system that can beef up weapon systems.

The project would be taken up by the defence public sector unit as part of its efforts to improve self-reliance in the current financial year.

The data field loader (DFL) helps in uploading and downloading mission and navigation data for rockets and missiles, Broadly, it can help in planning, execution and maintenance of various systems on board and improve overall efficiencies.

Pinaka Aerospace Solutions Pvt. Ltd has developed a DFL.

Pinaka is a multi-barrel rocket developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the Indian Army. It has the capability to launch rockets and target enemy targets upto 70 km away.

MoU for 2017-18

The Hyderabad -based BDL has set a target to achieve revenues of Rs 5,300 crore during the current fiscal, a 20 per cent growth over the Rs 4,800 crore it managed last year.

The ‘mini-ratna’ defence public sector undertaking has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Defence for the fiscal 2017-18. It was inked by V. Udaya Bhaskar, CMD, BDL, and Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary (Defence Production), in the national Capital recently.

The agreement, which is an annual affair, outlines targets and various performance parameters for BtDL for the fiscal underway.

New Initiatives

As part of its green energy initiative, BDL has planned to set up a 5 MW solar plant at its upcoming unit at Ibrahimpatnam in Telangana State.

The PSU, which is the main producer of all indigenously developed missiles such as the Prithvi, Akash, Agni and Nag, has launched two new production units to increase its capacities at Ibrahimpatnam (Telangana) and Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), with an estimated investment of around Rs 1,700 crore.

According to a press release, the company wants to increase its focus on research and development in the pursuit of self-reliance.

Published on July 20, 2017
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