Indian Army Issues RFI For 30mm New Gen Ammo For BMP Armored Vehicles

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Indian Army Issues RFI For 30mm New Gen Ammo For BMP Armored Vehicles
Indian Army's upgraded BMP-2 during military exercise (Image: Wikipedia)

Indian Army is planning to undertake procurement of new generation ammunition to replace the existing ammunition being fired by 30 mm Cannon gun fitted on BMP-2/2K armored vehicles.

The ammunition is required for all the Indian Army’s 2900 BMP-2/2K armored vehicles.

“With a view to identify probable vendors who can manufacture the said ammunition in India, the OEMs/Vendors are requested to forward information on the product which they can offer,” the Indian Army said in a request for information (RFI) issued on December 30, 2015.

The ammunition is intended to be fired from the existing 30 mm Cannon gun (2A42) mounted on BMP-2/2K being employed in varied climatic and terrain conditions varying from extreme hot and dusty desert conditions to extremely cold high altitude regions.

The RFP is applicable to both Indian and foreign companies registered with the Ministry of Defense for defense production only from OEM vendors, government sponsored export agencies.

The end user of the ammunition is the Indian Army. Last date of acceptance of applications is 15 Feb 2016.

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