9th November 2020 – OshoCorp Global is selected by Indian Army after nearly 4 years of selection process for development & supply of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) under Make II guidelines of Ministry of Defence, Government of India and project sanction order is issued to OshoCorp.
Mr. Ashutosh Khate, CEO explained that T-72 and T-90 Tanks are the mainstay of the Mechanised Forces. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is an alternate source of power for the Fire Control System of the Tank and ancillaries, to cater for power requirements, while deployed in surveillance mode during a lull in battle, and during training, with a view to conserve the life of main engine of the Tank.
Mr. Khate further explained, initially we are required to develop quantity 4 Nos APU’s (2 each for T-90 and T-72 Tanks) for trial & approval and subsequesntly produce Quantity 3257 Nos APU’s. The project will help our country towards self reliance in APU manufacturing technology for Tanks and fulfill the Prime Minister’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
Col PK Juneja, Head Special Projects at OshoCorp explained, the present project cost is more than INR 1325 Crore (USD 190 Million) and it has huge potential to generate future domestic & export business which can be many times more than the current procurement of APU’s as it is a continuous requirement keeping in mind the present inventory of T-72, T-90, Arjun Tank and BMPs held by our armed forces and expected new tank supplies in coming years. In the export market, the countries using Russian T-72, T-90 Tanks can be benefited by procurring India’s development of Auxiliary Power Unit for tanks.
OshoCorp Global Pvt Ltd is a DIPP certified Defence & Aerospace StartUp with ISO 9001:2015 certification, having NCAGE No. 1691Y (NATO). OshoCorp is in receipt of multiple Defence Industrial License’s (DIL) from Goverment of India for manufacturing Restricted & Sensitive Defence Systems, Weapon platforms & Ammunitions including Auxiliary Power Units (APU) & Environmental control units (ECU) for Tanks. OshoCorp as a reliable partner supports their client base with pioneering conceptual Defence Solutions to improve sustainability and self-reliance of the Armed Forces.
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