Thursday, June 1, 2023

Ukraine modernizes BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles for the Indian Army

UKROBORONPROM enterprise SE “SpetsTehnoEksport” and Indian company “Reliance Defence Limited” signed the memorandum on joint participation in BMP-2 modernization for the Indian Army.

Cooperation primarily relates to the manufacture and supply of components and systems for improving BMP mobility, modernization of sighting and fire control systems. Indian park of different BMP-2 versions consists of about 2000 vehicles. Most of them require modernization and combat characteristics improviement.

Ukraine can deliver new turret  with a stabilised 30 mm ZTM-1 (ZTM-2 optional) dual-feed cannon, 7.62 mm KT coaxial machine gun (MG), and a 30 mm AG-17 automatic grenade launcher, which is mounted externally on the left side of the turret. The ZTM-1 has an effective range in the ground-to-ground role of up to 2,000 m and can also be used to engage some types of aerial targets. It has a maximum muzzle velocity of 960 m/s.

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Instead of the former UTD-20 engine may be rated at 300 h.p. a diesel engine 3TD-2 producted by SE «Malyshev Plant» was installed. Its power is about 400 h.p. and it will positively affect the dynamic qualities of the vehicle.

Ukrainian upgrade package for the  BMP-1 UM IFV
Ukrainian upgrade package for the BMP-1UM IFV

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