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8/16/2019

BEL launches new composites manufacturing and testing facility in Mumbai

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New BEL facility to design and manufacture components using glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites.

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Mr. Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ayush & Minister of State for Defence, inaugurates the new manufacturing facility for Composite Materials, Environmental Testing & Finishing, established at the Navi Mumbai Unit of BEL.  Source | BEL

Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India) has announced the inaguration of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Composite Materials, Environmental Testing & Finishing, established at its Navi Mumbai Unit.

The facility was inagurated on August 13 by Mr. Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ayush & Minister of State for Defence. 

BEL’s Navi Mumbai Unit has traditionally been in the business of manufacturing Shelters and Masts and overhauling of hydraulic systems of T-72 tanks. The new facility is expected to boost the unit’s manufacturing and testing capabilities in composites. The unit will use the facility to carry out inhouse designing and manufacturing of components using glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites for various Naval applications, submarines, aircraft and shelters.

The unit has already executed composites projects such as radome for 12.86m Doppler weather radar and GFRP pressurized missile container for the Akash Missile System, among others.

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