Reliance Gets Defence Production Licences

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Reliance Defence Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, has received 16 new industrial licences to manufacture defence equipment such as armoured vehicles, electronic warfare systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The equipment will be manufactured at Pithampur SEZ in Madhya Pradesh and MIHAN SEZ near Nagpur.

Of the 16 new licences, 11 are for land systems, three for naval systems and the remaining to make specialised equipment.

The land systems licences include the design, development and production of artillery guns, air defence guns, mortars and multi-barrel rocket launchers of all calibres.

The company will also make electronic warfare systems, infantry combat vehicles and small arms laser systems for target destruction.

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