Russia looks to upgrade 540 fighting vehicles

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The Russian Defence Ministry expects to upgrade 540 BMD-2 and BMP-2 fighting vehicles.

The general director of the Rostec Сorporation, Sergei Chemezov, launched a new facility for upgrading lightly armored vehicles at the “Shcheglovsky Val” enterprise (part of Rostekh). It will be used to modernize BMP-2 and BMD-2 fighting vehicles – a corresponding agreement has been signed between Rostekh and the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The workshop area of 5 000 square meters is equipped with modern equipment and is intended for machining, welding, thermal, assembly and paintworks.

Work on the contract will be carried out over the next five years, said Sergei Chemezov.

The Rostec Сorporation offers delivery of the upgraded BMP-2 and BMD-2 as a new-build vehicle. Packages can be provided to upgrade the existing vehicles to a configuration with advanced factors of firepower, mobility, protection and ergonomics.

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