Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Defence was set up in Hyderabad in the year 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided missiles and allied defense equipment. Nurtured by a group of talented engineers drawn from DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began its journey by manufacturing the 1st Generation Anti -Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) – the French SS11B1. This product was a culmination of a Licence Agreement the Government of India got entry into with Aerospatiale, French Republic. BDL has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, T.S., Bhanur, Medak district, T.S., and Visakhapatnam, A.P. Two New Units are planned at Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy district, T.S. and Amravati, Maharashtra.
BDL has been operating closely with the user as well as the OEM in the upgradation of ATGMs to the class of tandem warhead ATGMs. MILAN – 2 has been upgraded to MILAN – 2T with a tandem warhead to defeat the ERA fitted to modern battle tanks. Similarly, Konkurs ATGM has been enhanced to Konkurs – M ATGM with a tandem warhead, with a similar advantage. This has led to giving more teeth to the soldier on the battlefield and mechanized infantry forces.
- To be a self-reliant and competitive in Guided Missile and Underwater Guided Weapon Technology and Production.
- To maximize usage of existing production capacities.
To be a world-class enterprise manufacturing international standard quality products for the Defence industry.
To set up itself as a leading manufacturer in the aerospace & underwater weapons industry and emerge as a world-class sophisticated, State-of-the-art, global enterprise, providing solutions to the security system needs of the country.
On successful accomplishment of the SS11B1 project, BDL embarked on the production of 2nd generation ATGMs – the French MILAN – 2 and Russian Konkurs. These programmes were taken up under license production with technical collaboration from M/s. Euromissile, France and M/s. KBP, Tula, Russia respectively. These products include a broad spectrum of the requirements of the Indian Army’s infantry and mechanized infantry forces. The productization process at BDL with a phase-wise transfer-of-technology, laying emphasis on indigenization, has allowed its engineers to gain deep insight into the design concepts and system engineering of ATGMs.