Port Wings News Network:
Crown Group Defence company, OSK India Pvt Ltd (OIPL), one of India’s largest independent defence MRO major dealing in Naval Weapon System Repairs/MRO has signed a partnership agreement with a major OEM of electronic and weapon system to carry out activities pertaining to post warranty maintenance and repairs, supply of spares, rendering of technical assistance, participation of Foreign Specialists in various types of repair, training of personnel, upgrade of infrastructure etc.
In a drive to support indigenous MRO for Indian Navy under ‘Make in India’ the agreement would also consider manufacturing of spares in India, consistent with the IGA dated 04 Sep 2019 between Russian Federation and Republic of India.
Talking about equipping the Indian Navy with indigenous MRO capabilities, Cmde Rakesh Anand (Retd.), Head of Marine Division, Crown Group Defence said “The various range of equipment installed on Indian Navy Warships and Submarines such as Steering Gear Control System (auto pilot) for surface ship, Safe/Prioritised weapon deployment system, Shipborne and surface target radar, Air and surface three-dimensional radar, Combat Information Control System, Optical landing system for aircraft, Gyro Stabilisation System would be covered by the agreement.”
The repair of the complex systems would be undertaken at the weapon repair facility of OIPL at Mumbai and the RF module repair facility at Goa. State of art ATE’s are available in both the workshops, where more than twenty-five engineers/technicians are available 24/7.
OSK India has a state-of-the-art electronics repair facility in Mumbai specializing in the repair of electronic modules and weapon systems of international origin. They have recently repaired critical weapon equipment for the Indian Navy and are currently working on the next order.
Speaking on the partnership Cmde Rakesh Anand said “The agreement would open a new chapter in Repair/MRO of Naval Weapon Systems in the country. The various classes of ships such as Vikramaditya, Vikrant, EKM submarines, Delhi, Talwar, Kolkata, Shivalik would be greatly benefitted by the repair/MRO facility likely to be provisioned as a consequence of the agreement.
The Crown Group with over 40 years of expertise in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul activities is driving indigenous capability development in the Defence Sector, by partnering with major international OEMs, in keeping with the Government of India’s policy of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”
“Equipping the Indian Navy with indigenous repair capabilities with the latest technology to meet the future challenges is crucial. This tie-up reflects our commitment to making India self-reliant in Naval MRO & Manufacturing.” Said Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group President, Crown Group Defence.