Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd secures USD 155 million export order for artillery platform

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New Delhi: Leading defence manufacturer Bharat Forge on Wednesday said its subsidiary Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd has secured an export order worth USD 155 million for a 155mm artillery platform.

Without providing the details of the customer, the company said the order is for a “non-conflict zone” and that it is a “great testament” to the government’s ‘Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) agenda.

“We are pleased to inform that Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd, a wholly- owned subsidiary of the company, has been awarded an export order for a 155mm artillery platform,” Bharat Forge said in a statement.

“This order, to a non-conflict zone, is a great testament to the Indian government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat agenda and its sustained push to promote exports of Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) advanced defense platforms from India,” it said.

Kalyani is one of the major investors in the defense sector and has been offering a number of weapon systems to India as well as foreign countries.

The company has been working with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop the advanced tower artillery gun system (ATAGS) and has also developed an ultra-light howitzer.

The Prime Minister has also urged the defence industry to develop its products for the global market and achieve USD 5 billion targets by 2025.