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Chennai, NFAPost: Defence Public Sector Undertaking BEML Limited has launched indigenously designed and developed products such as BH150E 150 Ton Dump Truck; BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator; BD50HST Heli-Portable Dozer; and Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle ‘GAUR’ (MBPV). These products were launched virtually by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

At the virtual launch ceremony, the defence minister while congratulating the DPSUs(Defence Public Sector Undertakings) said, “I am extremely pleased to see a range of products developed by the DPSUs that will propel us  towards our goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Among the BEML products, the 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck and BE1800E 180 Ton super giant Electrical Excavator built with swadeshi technology will cater to the requirements of the mining industry. The Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle ‘Gaur’ is an extremely useful product that is worth mentioning.”

BEML is a leading multi-technology ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence, plays a pivotal role in serving India’s core sectors like Defence, Rail, Power, Mining and Construction by offering world class products. BEML operates in three verticals viz. Defence & Aerospace, Mining & Construction and Rail & Metro and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located at Bengaluru, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Mysore and Palakkad.

BEML CMD Deepak Kumar Hota said, “At a time when the government is promoting ‘Atmanirbharata’, BEML is leading the way by introducing indigenously designed and developed products that will not only contribute to the country’s GDP but also ensure savings of precious foreign exchange. These products re-emphasise BEML’s commitment towards ‘Make in India’ and self-reliance.”

BH150E 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck is the country’s first Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck. This product possesses signification features like High power performance, enhance productivity, exceptional manoeuvrability, superiors operator comfort. The Truck is boon to Indian mining sector in its large-scale operations.

BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator is packed with leading edge technology, offers a host of features including superior controllability, mobility, durability, maintainability and operator comforts. This excavator is cost effective alternative to the 10 cum Rope Shovels currently in operation. This excavator is useful in large mining projects where low cost electric power is available.

The above products with reduced carbon foot print will help increase productivity in mining operations both domestically and globally.

BD50HST is state-of-the-art first Heli-portable dozer in India. It is equipped with latest technology such as advance ‘Electric Monitoring System’ for accurate and smooth operations and adjustable ‘Operator Sheet’ for operator’s comfort. It can quickly assemble and dissemble at a short period. This Dozer can be used at remote locations like Border Roads for clearing debris, laying of road and capable of withstanding extreme temperature variations.

Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) – MK II ‘GAUR’ designed and developed indigenously with added safety features. The equipment is equipped with Night vision camera, Blast resistance seat, GPS navigation, Radio and Telecommunication System. It boasts of Modular Armoured Hull, Central Tyre Inflation System and Run Flat Tyres. The vehicle shields security personal from arm fire and hand grenade attacks and has a carrying capacity upto 10 personnel.

BEML Gaur is a 4X4 all-wheel drive and specially designed for easy manoeuvrability, operability and maintainability. 

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