Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli hands over 25 remote control guns to Navy, Coast Guard | Trichy News


TRICHY: Ordnance Factory of Tiruchirappalli (OFT) on Saturday handed over the locally assembled 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Gun (SRCG) system to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard for enhanced surveillance.
The first batch consisted of 25 weapons. They were assembled in the Trichy factory through the transfer of technology (ToT) initiative with the support of Israel-based defence company Elbit Systems.
OFT said indigenous production of SRCG would start soon. The SRCG is fitted with a 12.7 mm M2 NATO standard heavy machine gun.
The weapon mounted on board the ships and small surveillance crafts can remotely engage small boats with high accuracy during day and night operations.
C S Vishwakarma, chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), handed over the weapons to K S C Iyer, director-general of naval armaments (DGONA), at OFT factory in Trichy.

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