Kalyani Group’s flagship company Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL) displayed its indigenous Dual Technology Mine Detector at the Defexpo 2018, Chennai. BFL has already bagged a major order from the Ministry of Defence for supply of these Dual Technology Mine Detectors to the Indian Army. The Security Forces face a significant threat from old, vintage mines on the Line of Control which have killed and injured a large number of soldiers as well as civilians over the decades. These mines have drifted from original locations and have become extremely difficult to search and neutralise. Advances in technology have also made it easy for Anti National Elements to plant Improvised Explosive Devices that are not detectable by the present detection instruments.
The Ministry of Defence sought to tackle this problem by procuring state-of-the-art, dual tech mine detectors which can significantly reduce the casualties due to above and lead to increased operational efficiency. Bharat Forge in collaboration with Vallon GmbH of Germany successfully developed hand held ground penetrating radar which is ideally suited for above requirement. Responding to a Buy Indian RFP, the DTMD-BFL successfully cleared the strenuous User Trials conducted by the Indian Army.
A contract for supply of 1050 DTMD-BFL detectors featuring product life engineering support and an intensive training package has been awarded to Bharat Forge. Induction of this equipment will undoubtedly enhance the operational capability of the forces especially on the Line of Control.
About Kalyani Group
Kalyani Group is a 2.5 billion USD multinational conglomerate with high technology, engineering and manufacturing capabilities across critical sectors as Defence & Aerospace, Engineering, Steel, Automotive, Industrial Renewable Energy, Urban Infrastructure and Specialty Chemicals. The group has been a flag bearer of ‘Make in India’ across sectors, including Defence & Aerospace.
About Bharat Forge Ltd
Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Defence, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas. BFL today has largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and validation.