Additional Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Additional Infantry Fighting Vehicle 2 June, 2020

India, which has border disputes with Pakistan and China, continues its arms procurement processes in different areas.

The Indian Ministry of Defence has approved 156 additional procurement package for the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle produced under license in the country and serving as "Sarath" in the inventory. The total cost of the vehicles to be produced under the state-owned subsidiary of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was announced as 148 million USD. BMP-2 Saraths will be produced on manufacturing lines installed in Ordnance Factory Project Medak (OFPM) Facilities.

Producing more than 2,500 BMP-2s and BMP-2Ks since its foundation in 1987, OFPM will complete the delivery of 156 vehicles within 24 months. Platforms weighing 14.3 tons are operated by a crew of three. The BMP-2 Sarath, which can carry seven fully equipped personnel to the battlefield, is equipped with a 30mm 2A42 dual feed main gun, as well as a 7.62mm machine gun and 9M113 Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles. Platforms with amphibious structure can reach 600 km operational range.

Additional Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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