IAF chief inspects 125kgair bomb made by Solar | Nagpur News – Times of India

IAF chief inspects 125kgair bomb made by Solar | Nagpur News - Times of India

Nagpur: Nagpur-based explosives manufacturer Solar Group has launched a domestic and global 125 kg. Air bomb Because it sees the Indian Air Force (IAF) needing 2,000 units of such ammunition in the coming years.
Pakistan Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhry visited Economic Explosives Limited.EEL) – Solar Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary that exclusively does defense business – on Friday. Air Chief Marshal Choudhary was surrounded by units that also manufacture Penaka rockets and aerial bombs for the Indian Army. Company Chairman Satyanarayan Nawal and other senior officials apprised Air Chief Marshal Choudhary about other defense equipment currently being developed and answered his queries.
As the name suggests, it can be fitted to both IAF aircraft. NATO And Russian composition. Sources said that usually indigenous supply aircraft to the forces are specific bombs. Bombs made by the company are expected to undergo consumer trials early next year. Final inclusion will depend on the results of user trials, sources said.
The 125 kg bomb will undergo user trials in three to four months. These bombs will be installed in French Mirage 2000 or even Sukhoi 30 for adaptation and pit drop trials. Under put-drop trials, the bomb will be dropped from a grounded aircraft while in user trials it will be dropped from an actually flying aircraft. Solar Group would later bid for the IAF’s anticipated requirement of 2,000 bombs.
Apart from claiming to be the first aerial bomb made by the private sector, it is another first in its own design. Typically, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been the design agency for weapons that are subsequently produced by private and public sector industries.
Solar Group has developed a 100% indigenous chaff – a decoy system that uses microwave reflection to deflect a missile aimed at a ship – in three variants of DRDO’s hand-held. The facility located in Nagpur has a capacity of 10 kg of chaff per day and the daily production will soon reach 120 kg. The company has already started supplying chaff warheads to the Navy. Localizing the system could save around Rs 1,000 crore in foreign currency, the firm says.
Nine workers were killed in an explosion at the company’s commercial unit last week. However, this did not affect the defense unit which is located separately. A defense spokesman in Nagpur clarified that the IAF chief’s visit was not related to the accident and was pre-planned.

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