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OFMK enters into a contract with the Indian Army for upgradation of 693 BMP-II vehicles to BMP-IIM


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Hyderabad: Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK), a unit of AVNL (Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd), has entered into a contract with the Indian Army for the upgradation of 693 BMP-II vehicles to BMP-IIM standard, focusing particularly on enhancing night enablement and fire control systems with auto-targeting capabilities.

The contract was formally handed over to Sanjay Dwivedi, IOFS, NDC, CMD/AVNL, at Sena Bhavan, New Delhi, a Defence release said here on Thursday.

This path-breaking initiative was ingeniously Designed and Developed by OFMK in collaboration with M/s. BEL, Chennai, signifies a momentous step towards realizing the objectives of Atmanirbhar Bharat. This order not only energizes the entire AVNL group of factories but also provides a strong impetus to in-house research and development efforts.

Some of the Salient Features of the Upgraded BMP-II are Gunner & Commander sight with CCD, Thermal Imager (TI) Sight and Laser range finder(LRF); Integrated fire control system for all armament (PKT Gun,2A42 and ATGM); Multi-functional display for Gunner & Commander; MET- sensor for Fire Control system; Auto target tracker; Night firing capability of ATGM; Significant improvement in accuracy and operational efficiency; Trooper displays at rear side of BMP-2 for better situational awareness.

AVNL holds prominence in manufacturing Armoured fighting vehicles, including main battle tanks and mine-protected vehicles, catering primarily to the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.

Notable products of AVNL encompass T-90 Tank, T-72 Tank, BMP-II (Sarath Tank) and MBT Arjun.

Aligned with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, AVNL is dedicated not only to delivering battle-proven tanks to the Indian Army but also actively engages in research and development endeavours to address the ever-evolving needs of the armed forces and the dynamic nature of modern warfare.

The upgradation of BMP-II to BMP-IIM exemplifies one such effort.

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