Indian Army shortlists BEL and Punj Lloyd for $100 million air defence guns upgrade


  • The Indian Army has shortlisted Bharat Electronics Limited and private Punj Lloyd for a project to upgrade its ageing Zu 23 2B air defence guns.
  • The $100-million contract has been progressed beyond the technical evaluation stage, with commercial bids likely to be opened within the next six months.
  • Ashok Wadhawan, president (manufacturing) at Punj Lloyd, said the company is confident of its ability to execute the contract and is looking forward to the final round of commercial bid opening that would determine the winner of the contract.
  • BEL has considerable experience in upgrading of air defence guns and is currently involved in a major project to modernise the L 70 series of guns with the Army.

Source: DefenceNews

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