Bharat Dynamics to supply Milan 2T anti-tank guided missile to the Indian Army
12:00 AM, November 1, 2010
Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) signed on Friday a contract worth Rs 300 crore for the supply of Milan 2T, a second generation, anti-tank guided missile to the Army. The missile has a range of about 2 km with a tandem warhead. The deal was signed by the Hyderabad-based, Defence Public Sector Undertaking with the Union Government in New Delhi, according to a company press release here on Saturday. MILAN is a European anti-tank guided missile. Design of the MILAN started in 1962. It was ready for trials in 1971, and was accepted for service in 1972. It is a wire guided SACLOS (Semi-Automatic Command to Line-Of-Sight) missile, which means the sight of the launch unit has to be aimed at the target to guide the missile. The MILAN can be equipped with a MIRA thermal sight, to give it night-firing ability.
India has been criticized for buying 10,000 Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Russia despite of the licensed missiles facility at the local Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
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