Last Update October 13, 2016

Categories

  • Ballistic Protection
  • CBRN Equipment
  • Electrical, Electronics & Electro-optics
  • Metal Processing, Parts & Components
  • Military, Tactical, Logistic Support Vehicles & related equipment
  • Textile, Individual Equipment, Clothing
  • Weapons & Ammunition

Indian Ordnance Factories, is a family of 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of its corporate headquarters in Kolkata. The Company is involved in the defence production for more than 200 years.

Furthermore the Company is engaged in the production, testing, logistics, research, development and marketing of a comprehensive product range in the area of land, sea and air systems. The patronage it received both in India and abroad speaks of the quality of its products and services.

Indian Ordnance Factories is the oldest and largest industrial setup which functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence. The ordnance factories form an integrated base for indigenous production of defence hardware and equipment, with the primary objective of self reliance in equipping the armed forces with state-of-the-art battlefield equipments

 History

The history and development of Indian Ordnance Factories is directly linked with the British reign in India. East India company of England for their economic interest in India and to increase their political hold considered military hardware as vital element. During 1775 British authorities accepted the establishment of Board of Ordnance in Fort William, Kolkata. This marks the official beginning of the Army Ordnance in India.

In 1787 a gun powder factory was established at Ishapore which started production from 1791 ( at which location Rifle Factory was established in 1904). In 1801 a Gun Carriage Agency at Cossipore, Kolkata (presently known as Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore) was eatablished and production started from 18th March, 1802. This is the first Industrial establishment of Ordnance Factories which has continued its existence till date.

Growth of Indian Ordnance Factories

The growth of the Ordnance Factories leading to its present setup has been continuous but in spurts. There were 18 ordnance factories before India became independent in 1947. 21 factories have been established after independence - mostly, in wake of defence preparedness imperatives caused by the three major wars fought by the Indian Armed forces. 40th Factory is under establishment at Nalanda, Bihar.

Quality System Certification

The Ordnance Factories are accredited with the following certifications:

ISO 9001:2000 - All Ordnance Factories are ISO 9001:2000 certified. Further six of them are certified for ISO 14001:1996 EMS. Out of these six factories two have switched over to ISO 14001:2004 standards.

Mission

The Company's mission is the production of State-of-the-Art Battle Field Equipments.

Vision

The Company's vision is:

  • To equip the country's Armed Forces with Modern Defence and Battle Field Equipments.
  • To continuously Modernise its Production Facilities,
  • To train and motivate personnel,
  • To equip ourselves with Technologies through Acquisition, Synergy and In-house R&D,
  • To continuously Improve Quality,
  • To improve operational efficiency and communications by extensive use of information technology,
  • To improve highest level of customer satisfaction,
  • To increase customer base in Defence, Non-Defence and Export markets and establish Global Presence.

The Company has been awarded the following awards:

  • Golden Peacock National Quality Awards,
  • Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari won Golden Peacock National Quality Award, 2003.
  • Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari won Golden Peacock National Quality Award, 1999,
  • Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur won Golden Peacock National Quality Award, 1998,
  • Golden Peacock National Training Awards,
  • Ordnance Factory Institute of Learning, Ishapore won the Golden Peacock National Training Award, 2005,
  • Ordnance Factory Institute of Learning, Khamaria won the Golden Peacock National Training Award, 2004,
  • Ordnance Factory Institute of Learning, Ambajhari won the Golden Peacock National Training Award, 2003.

Other Awards

  • Ordnance Factory Ambernath has won the first prize in the National Quality Competition organised by Indian Institute of Metals in 2005 in the category of secondary processing/fabrication plants of non-ferrous products.
  • OCFS has been short listed for Rajiv Gandhi National Award for the year.
Indian Ordnance Factories - PicturesIndian Ordnance Factories - Pictures 2

Civilian Arms & Ammunition

The Company manufactures the following products for the Civil sector:

  • Pistols,
  • Cartridge SA 12 BORE 65mm special,
  • Cartridge SA 315" AND 30 06 ball,
  • Sporting Rifles,
  • Cartridge SA .32" REVOLVER.

Weapons

The Company manufactures the following types of weapons:

Small Calibre

  • 0.22 SPORTING RIFLE,
  • 0.22 REVOLVER,
  • REVOLVER 0.32,
  • PISTOL 0.32,
  • 0.315 SPORTING RIFLE,
  • 30.06 SPORTING RIFLE,
  • 12 BORE PUMP ACTION GUN,
  • PISTOL AUTO 9 mm 1A,
  • SUB MACHINE GUN CARBINE 9 mm 1A1,
  • SUB MACHINE GUN CARBINE 9 mm 2A1,
  • 5.56 mm ASSAULT RIFLE (Fixed Butt),
  • 5.56 mm INSAS RIFLE (Fixed Butt),
  • 5.56 mm INSAS RIFLE (Foldable Butt),
  • 5.56 MM EXCALIBUR RIFLE,
  • 5.56 mm KALANTAK MICRO ASSAULT RIFLE,
  • AMOGH 5.56 X 30 mm CARBINE,
  • LMG 5.56 mm INSAS (Fixed Butt),
  • LMG 5.56 mm INSAS (Foldable Butt),
  • Rifle 7.62 MM 1A1,
  • GUN MACHINE 7.62 MM 1B,
  • GUN MACHINE 7.62 mm (MAG) 2A1,
  • GUN MACHINE 7.62 mm (MAG) 6A,
  • ASSAULT RIFLE 7.62 MM,
  • 12.7 mm AA GUN,
  • PROJECTOR PYROTECHNIC HAND, 13MM, 1A.

Mortar Equipment

  • EQUIPMENT 51 MM MORTAR,
  • EQUIPMENT 81 MM MORTAR,
  • EQUIPMENT 120 MM MORTAR,
  • EQUIPMENT 81mm LONG RANGE MORTAR.

Medium Calibre

  • 14.5 mm ARTILLERY TRAINER,
  • 14.5 MM SUB CALIBRE DEVICE,
  • 23 mm GHASHA AVIATION GUN,
  • EQUIPMENT 40 mm L70 Gu AAE1,
  • EQUIPMENT 40MM L-70 UPGRADED GUN,
  • ANTI MATERIAL RIFLE VIDHWANSHAK,
  • MULTI GRENADE LAUNCHER 40 MM,
  • UNDER BARREL GRENADE LAUNCHER 40 MM,
  • CRN 91 NAVAL GUN,
  • AK 630 GUN.

Large Calibre

  • 84mm RCL GUN MK II,
  • 84 mm RCL GUN MK III,
  • EQUIPMENT 106 mm RCL GUN,
  • EQUIPMENT 105 mm IFG E1 ad 105 mm LFG E2,
  • METAMORPHOSIS 155 mm GUN,
  • KAVACH LAUNCHER.

Ammunition, Explosives, Propellants & Chemicals

The Company manufactures the following in types of Ammunition, Explosives, Propellants & Chemicals as:

  • Small Calibre,
  • Mortar Bombs,
  • Medium Calibre,
  • Large Calibre,
  • Grenades, Signalling Smoke,
  • Rocket Bombs,
  • Fuzes,
  • Demolition,
  • Explosives, Propellants and Chemicals.

Military Vehicles

The Company develops the following types of Military Vehicles:

  • STALLION 7.5 / 5 TON MK-III,
  • LPTA 2.5 TON 713/32TC,
  • WATER BOWSER 5KL,
  • WATER BOWSER 2KL,
  • FIELD AMBULANCE,
  • KITCHEN CONTAINER,
  • LIGHT RECOVERY VEHICLE,
  • CARAVAN CONTAINER STALLION,
  • SATA CONTAINER STALLION,
  • BATTERY COMMAND POST STALLION,
  • BATTERY COMMAND POST LPTA,
  • MINE PROTECTED VEHICLE,
  • MINE PROTECTED VEHICLE WITH RCWS,
  • BULLET PROOFING OF AMBASSADOR,
  • BULLET PROOFING OF TATA 407,
  • BULLET PROOFING OF MARUTI GYPSY,
  • BULLET PROOFING OF TATA SAFARI,
  • LLET PROOFING OF TOYOTA PRADO.

Armoured Vehicles

The Company develops the following types of Armoured Vehicles:

  • COMBAT IMPROVED AJEYA,
  • ARJUN MAIN BATTLE TANK,
  • TANK T 90 S,
  • SARATH APC BMP 2K,
  • CARRIER MORTAR TRACKED VEHICLE,
  • ENGINE UTD 20,
  • ENGINE V46 6,
  • ENGINE V92S2,
  • NBC RECCE VEHICLE.

Optical Devices

The Company develops the following Optical Devices:

  • COMPASS PRISMATIC LIQUID MK-3A,
  • SIGHT UNIT CASED 102 B,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES 102A,
  • BINO NIGHT VISION PASSIVE CASED 101A,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT VISION BINOCULAR LIGHT Wt,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT VISION MONOCULAR,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT SIGHT FOR RIFLE AND LMG,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT SIGHT FOR 84 mm RCLII,
  • PERISCOPE BATTERY COMMAND BINO 20 X 70,
  • TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR 5.56 mm RIFLE,
  • TELESCOPE SIGHT FOR 5.56 mm LMG,
  • TELESCOPIC SIGHT 6X FOR SNIPER RIFLE,
  • TELESCOPIC SIGHT (M-1) FOR 84 mm RCL,
  • PASSIVE NIGHT SIGHT FOR AK-47,
  • OPTICAL SIGHT FOR AGS-30,
  • TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR 14.5 20 MM AMR,
  • DRIVER'S PASSIVE NIGHT PERISCOPE FOR T-55,
  • BINOCULAR 8 X 30,
  • HR BINOCULAR,
  • TELESCOPIC SIGHT 84 mm RCL III,
  • SIGHT DIAL 104A WITH MOUNT,
  • SIGHT 51 mm MORTAR 102A,
  • RANGE FINDER CASED 13 E,
  • COLLIMATOR INFINITY AIMING REFERENCE 102A,
  • COLLIMATOR K-1,
  • PERISCOPIC AIMING CIRCLE (PAB-2M),
  • SIGHT BORE MUZZLE AFV-125 MM CASED,
  • LASER RANGE FINDER TPD-K1 FOR T-72,
  • COMMANDER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR T-72 BMP-II,
  • DRIVER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR TANK T-72,
  • DRIVER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR BMP-II,
  • DRIVER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR T-90 S,
  • GUNNER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR T-72,
  • GUNNER'S SIGHT PASSIVE FOR BMP-II,
  • GUNNER'S SIGHT IG46 FOR T-90 S,
  • COMMANDER'S SIGHT TKN -4S FOR T-90 S,
  • THERMAL SIGHT TI -ESSA FOR T-90 S,
  • COMMANDER'S THERMAL SIGHT TI FOR T72,
  • ANTI AIRCRAFT SIGHT IP3 3 FOR BMP-II,
  • MISSILE SIGHT 9sh 119M1 FOR BMP-II,
  • LASER AIMING AID INSA LAKSHYA FOR RIFLE,
  • RED DOT SIGHT.

Indian Ordnance Factories

  • Ayudh Bhawan, 10 A, S. K. Bose Road, 700001, Kolkata, India
  • +91 33 2243 0472
  • +91 33 2248 2927
Add to favorites