Gandhinagar/ New Delhi: Crown Group Defence, India’s leading defence MRO major supporting the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative will showcase its indigenously developed technology innovations in maintenance, modernisation, repair and service for the Navy, Air Force, Land Forces and Coast Guard at the 12th DefExpo from October 18-22 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
“Keeping with the theme of DefExpo 2022 ‘Path to Pride’ powering the ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ resolve of the Govt. and the nation at large, Crown Group’s focus is on indigenization of MRO & manufacturing through both tie-ups with international OEMs and innovative activities in collaboration with various leading incubation centres in the country”, said VAdm Paras Nath (Retd), Group President, Crown Group Defence.
Crown Group Defence has set up six world-class facilities & workshops pan India for taking on specialised MRO & manufacturing activities based on customer requirements. With one of the largest facilities in Karwar, which is Asia’s biggest Defence Naval Base, to undertake mechanical and electro-mechanical repairs primarily for the Indian Navy; Crown Group has set up two facilities catering to Defence Aerospace MRO and Avionics repairs, including a NABL accredited calibration laboratory in Goa; an electronics facility in Mumbai where they are doing repairs of complex weapon equipment, PCBs and electronic modules; in addition to two ship repair workshops in Chennai and Vizag.
Talking about the importance of home-grown MRO capabilities for the Indian Defence Sector, Adm Paras Nath said As a nation with multiple security challenges and huge defence assets, indigenization and innovation is a paramount national and strategic necessity which can provide timely service to the Indian Defence forces and at much lower costs. The current environment and threat perception necessitate that our industry gears up to meet the Defence requirements for the nation.
The group companies of Crown Group Defence Dynatron Services Private Limited’ (Dynatron) and OSK India Private Limited’ (OIPL) for Marine Engineering will showcase their capabilities for the manufacturing of complex electronic PCBs for weapon modules, integration of weapon systems, maintenance & repair activities being undertaken and their expansion plans for the marine division at the DefExpo 2022. Crown Aerospace division companies, Aviatech Enterprises Private limited’ (Aviatech) and Zealtek Enterprises Private Limited’ (Zealtek) will showcase the MRO capabilities for aircraft and aggregates including Automatic Test Equipment (ATEs), simulators and avionics equipment for defence forces through their tie-up with international OEMs.
Speaking about their major projects, Cmde Rakesh Anand said There is a long list but what we can share includes successful MRO jobs undertaken for India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya’, amphibious warship INS Jalashwa’ and various other Marine, Aerospace and Avionics projects. We are now getting into Weapon system integration activities for MR/MLU (Medium-Refit/Mid-Life Upgrade) and new construction ships; and routines on propulsion diesel engines and gas turbine generators.
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