New Bharat Electronics Night Vision Factory

IAS Prelims 2023

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M. Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for the Bharat Electronics Limited Advanced Night Vision Products Factory at Nimmaluru, Pamarru (M) in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.

The factory, which is coming up in 50 acres is likely to be completed by 2018 at a cost of Rs 300 crore and is likely to provide employment to over 1200 people.

The factory also has a scope for further investment of up to Rs 1000 Crore. BEL factory is presently operating from a campus of five acres.

Once completed the Advanced Night vision facility will have state of the art infrastructure like Assembly Hangars, ultra-high clean rooms for assembly of devices, modern optical workshops with precision SPDT, CNC optical fabrication machines and high performance durable thin film.

New products like IR seekers & missile warning systems, tank sights, weapons sights, thermal imager based multi-function sights, EO system for radar and AD guns, Border surveillances system un-cooled TI weapon sights, night sights for CQB carbine, compact multi-purpose stabilized systems for advanced light helicopters shall be designed and manufactured in this factory.