Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
IndustryDefence Production
PredecessorOrdnance Factory Board
FoundedOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
HeadquartersOrdnance Factory Kanpur, ,
Key people
Rajesh Choudhary, IOFS
(Chairman & Managing Director)
OwnerGovernment of India

Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE) is an Indian state-owned defence company, headquartered in Kanpur, India established in 2021 as part of the restructuring and corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board into seven different Public Sector Undertakings.[1][2][3] AWE primarily manufactures Small arms and artillery guns for the use of the Indian Armed Forces, foreign militaries and domestic civilian use.


AWE consists of the following seven factories of the erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board:

See also


  1. ^ Roche, Elizabeth (15 October 2021). "New defence PSUs will help India become self-reliant: PM". mint. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Seven new defence companies, carved out of OFB, dedicated to the Nation on the occasion of Vijayadashami". Ministry of Defence (India). Press Information Bureau. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. ^ Pubby, Manu (12 October 2021). "Modi to launch seven new PSUs this week, Defence Ministry approves Rs 65,000-crore orders". The Economic Times. Retrieved 16 October 2021.