MoD to Procure Armament Upgrades of ICV BMP 2, Signs Contract with AVNL

Defence Industry

New Delhi, The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will procure 693 armament upgrades of infantry combat vehicle BMP2. The defence ministry on March 13 signed a contract with Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL) for the procurement of 693 Armament Upgrades of Infantry Combat Vehicle BMP2 to BMP2M”, according to an official statement.

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The ministry in a statement said, “This upgrade includes night enablement, gunner main sight, commander panoramic sight and fire control system (FCS) with automatic target tracker under Buy (Indian-Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured) Category.”

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The AVNL has developed an “indigenised solution for providing existing BMP 2/2K with night fighting capabilities and FCS based on the integration of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Chennai-developed sight and FCS,” it said.

The AVNL will produce the “armament upgrades with equipment and sub-systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers”, this will further strengthen the indigenous defence manufacturing ecosystem and accrue the benefits of the increasing self-reliance in this field, the ministry said.

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