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Kalyani Group plans to build world’s largest artillery manufacturing facility in India

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2022 5:00 PM

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The Kalyani Group, based in Pune, is in the process of establishing the world's largest artillery manufacturing facility in India, with the capacity to produce one gun per day. Confirming the development, Baba Kalyani, Chairman of Kalyani Group, stated at DefExpo22 in Gandhinagar that capital investment for the purpose has been made, and the company is now looking to increase the volume.

He claimed that the Kalyani Group has the technology to produce lighter guns with the same firepower as heavy guns, and that such guns are in high demand around the world. Meanwhile, Bharat Forge Limited, the Kalyani group's flagship company and a leading provider of technology solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Atomics, US, a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of a diverse portfolio of electromagnetic and advanced power and energy technologies.

Make in India solutions for Indian Navy

According to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Tuesday, Bharat Forge and General Atomics' Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) will collaborate on the Lithium-Ion Battery System for naval platforms/submarines to meet the needs of the Indian Navy. The parties have also agreed to collaborate in the field of permanent magnet motors. “We have been relentlessly working towards bringing niche technologies in the country with the aim of making Indian self-reliant in defence verticals. GA is a market leader for in-service Li-Ion Battery solutions for naval platforms/submarines and our partnership with General Atomics is a firm step in the direction to develop Make in India solutions for Indian Navy and setting up a strong defence technology and manufacturing vertical within India,” said Baba Kalyani. Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS said that his company developed the Li-Ion battery system after 10 years of rigorous R&D and has now decided to work with companies like Bharat Forge, whose reputation for excellence and dedication to quality is synergistic.

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