The OFB, which is legacy of the British rule in India, will not exist as an entity in its present from or structure. Seven public sector undertakings ( or Government owned companies) are planned to be created under the MoD. The 41 OFB factories will be subsumed under one or the other new companies based on an assessment of manufacturing abilities of the factory.
IDD Bureau Upping its war fighting capabilities, India has announced procurement of an additional 156 of Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP) 2/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV). The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), an entity owned by the Indian Ministry of Defecne, has been licence producing the Russian –parentage BMP’s since 1987. It has been tasked to
Def-Expo2020 IDD Bureau India’s artillery gun acquisition programme, is presently being bolstered with the rapid induction of two types of guns. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) produced by the BAE Systems and the K9 Vajra-T self propelled tracked gun produced by Larsen and Toubro ( L&T) in collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.
The government will appoint a high- level committee comprising ministers to draw up a roadmap for turning government-controlled ordnance factories, which supply arms and ammunition and other equipment to the armed forces, into defence public sector units (DPSUs), government officials who did not want to be named said. “The defence ministry will approach the Union cabinet