The Indian MoD has approved the procurement of Infantry Combat Vehicle (BMPs-2/2k) worth INR 1125 Crore (USD 173.5 million) from the Indian Factory Board (IFB).
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave the go-ahead to the procurement of an unspecified number of vehicles for the army’s infantry corps yesterday.
The BMP 2/2K combat vehicles are produced by the OFB under licence from the Russian firm Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty.
The BMP-2/K is the command variant fitted with two whip antennas, one IFF antenna and a support for a telescopic mast in the front of the IFF antenna. The radio equipment consists ether of the R-123M and R-130M radio sets, or the more modern R-173, R-126 and R-10. The crew consists of six men.
Ukroboronproms subsidiary SpetsTehnoEksport and Indian Reliance Defence have signed a memorandum on joint participation in BMP-2 modernization for the Indian Army. Cooperation primarily relates to the manufacture and supply of components and systems for improving BMP mobility, modernization of sighting and fire control systems
Indian Army has issued two new Requests for information (RFI) to upgrade 1500 BMP-2/2K tanks with Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) systems and engines. The Indian Army will have an initial requirement of approximately 10,000 - 15000 ATGMs followed by annual requirement of 1500 – 3000 ATMGs
Russia highlighted its latest version of BMP-3 Dragun armored vehicle at the Russia Arms Expo that concluded recently. An updated version of BMP-3, the BMP-3M Dragun AFV features an uninhabited combat module with a front-loaded engine, Sputnik International reported Thursday
Russian firm Tractor Plants has received acquisition requests from Myanmar and Morocco for 60 BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles. "As of today, we have received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 from Myanmar and Morocco
The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Saturday approved the purchase of 362 BMP-2 “Sarath” infantry combat vehicles worth $293 million. The Indian Army has more than 1500 BMP-2 vehicles currently operational in various roles, such as armored ambulance, armored vehicle tracked light repair, armored amphibious dozer (AAD), armoured engineer reconnaissance vehicle (AERV), NBC reconnaissance vehicle (NBCRV), carrier mortar tracked, and unmanned reconnaissance vehicle
The Indian Ministry of Defense will hasten the upgrading of its Russian-made BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles and will issue tenders to buy 2,000 engines for the program, according to reports, while shelving its $10 billion FICV program. The Indian Armys more than 1,500 BMP-2s will be upgraded at a cost of more than $1
Indias Ministry of Defence has set up a committee to examine prices on defense equipment quoted by the Indian public sector companies to the armed forces, based on the allegations that the indigenously produced military products are costing higher than the ones offered by the foreign vendors. The Army, Navy and the IAF have been complaining about Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) pricing higher than what the original manufacturer supplied the same equipment for
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