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Indian SOEs to upgrade BMP-2 fleet

26th July 2017 - 10:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


India is modernising 693 examples of its licence-built BMP-2/2K Sarath infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), with the project valued at around $375 million.

The programme, which includes replacing what is being termed the thermal-imaging fire control system (TIFCS), will improve weapon accuracy and provide the commander with a panoramic sight.

The upgrade is also set to boost the engine from a 285hp unit to 360hp. The Indian Army also wants provision for fitting a third-generation anti-tank guided missile system on a twin launcher and a 30mm automatic grenade launcher. 

The modernised vehicle will reach BMP-2M configuration. The award is expected

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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