Sunday, September 27, 2020

Russia looks to upgrade 540 fighting vehicles

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.

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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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