BDL - The Force Behind Peace

By Editor 17-Apr-2018

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), India’s premier Defence PSU is strengthening India’s missile armoury with advanced missile systems. BDL is a Miniratna Category-1 Company under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It was established in 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided missiles and allied defence equipment. Headquartered in Hyderabad, BDL has been catering to the needs of the Indian Armed Forces since its incorporation in the year 1970. BDL strives to establish itself as a leading manufacturer in the aerospace & underwater weapons industry and emerge as a world class sophisticated, state-of-the-art, global enterprise, providing solutions to the security system needs of the country.

 BDL is the sole manufacturer and supplier of Surface- to- Air Missiles, Anti - Tank Guided Missiles and Torpedoes to the Indian Armed Forces. The Company is also amongst a few industries in the world having state-of-the-art facilities for the following:

  • Production of Guided Missiles and associated equipment.
  • Underwater Weapons. (Torpedoes, decoys and decoy launchers etc.)
  • Airborne Products. (Counter Measures Dispensing Systems).
  • Ground Support Equipment.
  • Product Life Cycle Support.
  • Refurbishment / Life Extension of Missiles.

BDL is on a consistent growth path. For the financial year 2016 - 17, BDL has achieved a record turnover of 4,886.62 Crore registering a growth of 17.46 % over the previous year.  BDL has three manufacturing units located in Hyderabad, Bhanur (near Hyderabad) and in Visakhapatnam. All the manufacturing divisions have been certified with ISO: 9001- 2008 certificate and ISO: 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Compliance Certificate. In pursuit of its self-reliance, BDL has established an in-house R&D Division which complements DRDO’s endeavours for manufacture of missiles under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and other projects.

To reduce its dependency on foreign OEMs, the company has successfully achieved 71 - 90% of indigenization against target of 63 - 71% and 10 - 24% for "all-time import items" for the ATGMs being currently supplied the Indian Army. The Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme and the ‘ease of doing business’ have created a congenial ecosystem for the company to offer its products/services to the global buyers at competitive rates. The products and services for exports include Akash Weapon System, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Torpedoes, CMDS and Refurbishment of various missiles.

The company is poised to enter new avenues of manufacturing, covering a wide range of weapon systems such as Surface-to-Air Missiles, Air Defence Systems, Heavy Weight Torpedoes, Air-to-Air Missiles etc. The quest for technological excellence has been the guiding principle of the organization and living up to the sobriquet, ‘The Force Behind Peace’.