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Bharat Supply & Support of Military Materials and Equipment "BSS Materiel Limited" has been incorporated
and established to undertake Designing, Manufacturing, Assembling and Testing of Small Arms,
Light Weapons, Ammunition with introducing advanced, new generation designs and technologies, all types of Unmanned vehicles (UVs), and other vital next generation
Communication on the Move (COTM) products and solutions to cater to requirements of the Indian
Armed Forces, Para Military Forces and other Law Enforcement agencies. It has been established under the Defense Make in India and Startup India
initiatives of the Government of India.
The Founder Promoters, Directors and majority Shareholders of BSS Materiel Limited are high ranking,
distinguished, now retired officers from Indian Army and Indian Police Services, possessing rich
experience, expertise and in-depth knowledge in this domain. They are joined in this initiative by
entrepreneurs and experts from varied sectors such as Broadcast Media, Telecommunication, Legal,
Facility Management and professionals from Automobile Industry and Finance.
The Arms Act Amendment Bill 2015. enactment allows private industries to manufacture and proof test
Small Arms and Ammunition including those being used by military. India’s defense requirements are
currently catered largely by imports. The opening of this strategic defense sector with radical changes
made in the FDI policy for private sector participation enables foreign original equipment manufacturers
to enter into strategic partnerships with Indian companies, such as BSS Materiel Limited, leverage the
domestic military and civilian markets as well as aim for global market.
The inventory of Small Arms in India is estimated at 5-6 million, having a life span of approximately 20
years. Taking into account the overall requirement of Small Arms by the military and Para-military
forces, estimated at 3.0 million, India would need an annual Small Arms production capability of 0.15
million for the replacement cycle to ensure that our forces are always equipped with latest technology
Small Arms and Light Weapons with adequate supply of ammunition and accessories.
Where all shotguns, rifles and pistols made today, and much of the ammunition that they use, employ functional technology that has not changed in 100 years and longer.
Most of these designs were invented by two men, John Moses Browning (1855-1926) and Peter Paul Mauser (1838-1914).
BSS Materiel Limited undertakes to fulfill this objective with introducing advanced, new generation designs and technologies in small arms, light weapons, allied accessories and ammunition and to also bring in next generation
Combat Kits, Communication on the Move products & solutions, Water Purification equipment, Chemical agent monitor, Surveillance & Security solutions, UVs and Anti-UVs Technology. It also serves to cater to the huge civilian
market of non-prohibited weapons & ammunitions and dual use technologies alongwith NanoMesh water purification technologies as our corporate social responsibility (CSR).
To create a world-class defense manufacturing hub in the country and collaborate with international domain experts as stakeholders in various capacities ranging from technology transfer partners, technology upgrade providers, training and tooling capacity for up scaling the domain knowledge and expertise "Innovate for future, develop materiel with highest standards to manufacture in India, for Supply and Support worldwide from India"
Our Mission and Vision statement: