The airtight ammunition boxes of the army, which reach safely from one place to another, are made in Kanpur. Even at minus 40 degree Celsius temperature of Siachen and Ladakh, this box protects them from moisture and air. Also, the box is such that the ammunition is not shaken due to which there is no possibility of an accident.
Mukul Gupta, an entrepreneur who makes defence equipment for the army, said that the ammunition box is made based on the size of the balls. The size of the ammunition box is determined based on the order. That is why it is designed many times. The weight of the box depends on the size of the balls. The weight of the ammunition box currently being made is 10 and a half kg on average. These boxes are given in Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Jabalpur and Ordnance Factory Badmal Odisha. So far, 30 to 35 thousand boxes have been supplied.
Mukul Gupta said that the ammunition boxes are made from alloy steel. 32 shells can be placed in a box. After the box is formed, it is vacuum tested. The first test is done in the company’s laboratory. After being successful from there, testing takes place in the defense establishment. After that they are sent to the army. It takes about a month to prepare and test one thousand to 1500 boxes.