Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) and Ordnance Factory (OFD) at Dehradun


The Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) and Ordnance Factory (OFD) at Dehradun is a part of the Indian Ordnance Factories organization. This is a family of 40 ordnance factories with its headquarters in Kolkata. With over two centuries of experience in defense production, it is involved in the production, testing , logistics, research, development and marketing of a vast product range in the domain of land, sea and air systems.

During 1775 British authorities acknowledged the status of the Board of Ordnance in Fort William, Kolkata. This officially indicated the beginning of the Army Ordnance in India. 21 factories have been added to 18 pre-independence structures and the 40th factory is under construction at Nalanda, Bihar.

Some of the products manufactured by the Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) and Ordnance Factory (OFD) at Dehradun are:

  • Pistol and Revolver
  • Civilian Arms and Ammunition
  • Weapons
  • Ammunition, Explosives, Propellants and Chemicals
  • Military Vehicles
  • Armored Vehicles
  • Optical Devices
  • Parachutes
  • Support Equipment
  • Troop Comfort and General Stores
  • Material, Components and SPMs

Some of the most important customers of the Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) and Ordnance Factory (OFD) at Dehradun are:

  • Government Departments
  • Civil Trade
  • Exports
  • Indian Army
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Air Force
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Civil Trade
  • PSUs
The organization has been enhancing its exports profile by participating in international exhibitions, advertisements in international media, interaction with visiting delegations from friendly countries, agents and the customer's representative, both in India and abroad. Products are exported to traditional markets of Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Turkey and emerging markets like USA, Indonesia, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Israel and Egypt.

The Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) and Ordnance Factory (OFD) at Dehradun is the most important manufacturer and supplier of defense equipment in the country.

Last Updated on 14 March 2013