The Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) achieved an important milestone - Songoti

The Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) achieved an important milestone

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The Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) achieved an important milestone today with the handing over of 15 (fifteen) 12.7mm M2 NATO standard Heavy Machine Gun or the Stabilized Remote Control Gun (SRCG) system to the Indian Navy and 10 (ten) guns to the Indian Coast Guard.

The gun is manufactured under transfer of technology agreement from Elbit Systems, Israel. The manufacture will take place in a phased manner.

The gun is meant for marine applications and can remotely engage targets. It is equipped with an inbuilt CCD camera, thermal imager and a laser range finder for observation and tracking of targets through day and night operations. OFT has also created modern state-of-the–art assembly and testing facilities for the indigenous manufacture of the SRCG system.


The guns were handed over to the Director General of Naval Armament (DGONA) Shri K S C Iyer by the Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board, Shri C S Vishwakarma in a colourful ceremony at the Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.


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