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India modernizes BMP-2

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The Indians are planning to accelerate the modernization program of Russian-made BMP-2.



In the next three to five years, more than 1500 BMP-2s with a total cost of over $ 1,2 billion will be modernized. The program has already received official approval from the country's Ministry of Defense. Within its framework, New Delhi plans to announce a tender for the supply of 2000 engines for infantry fighting vehicles. Tender documents have been sent to Indian and overseas suppliers. These are Indian companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Force Motors, Ashok Leyland, Maruti Udyog and Crompton Greaves, as well as the German company MTU, the French company Thales and the Russian Rosoboronexport. The Indian Army will need a 350-380 horsepower engine that is easy to operate and maintain and suitable for use in difficult weather conditions. During the modernization, it is planned to install night vision and fire control devices on the BMP-2. The arsenal of the infantry fighting vehicle will have a modern complex of guided anti-tank missiles and a 30-mm automatic grenade launcher. The implementation of the modernization program for Russian infantry fighting vehicles will lead to a significant delay in the implementation of the ambitious Indian program for the development and production of its own $ 10 billion infantry fighting vehicle (Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle - FICV - program). Last year, Moscow offered New Delhi a new BMP-3 to replace India's FICV program, but India has yet to make a decision on the matter. The floating tracked BMP-2 was developed by the design bureau of JSC Kurganmashzavod on the basis of the BMP-1 and is its further development. The need to create a machine was due to the insufficient fire capabilities of the BMP-1 to defeat the lying and sheltered enemy manpower, light armored vehicles such as the American M113 armored personnel carrier and defensive structures, as well as to repel attacks from low-flying aircraft and helicopters. The 2A28 gun did not provide an effective fight against tanks and other armored vehicles due to insufficient accuracy and short range, as well as the low power of ammunition. For the first time the car was presented to the general public at a military parade in 1982 and then adopted. Serial production completed.
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  1. vitas
    vitas 18 June 2013 11: 27
    -8
    Our BMP-hi, we will modernize them, I do not think that Western companies will have "an engine with a capacity of 350-380 horsepower, easy to operate and maintain, and suitable for use in difficult weather conditions."
    1. igor36
      igor36 18 June 2013 11: 41
      +8
      Quote: vitas
      I do not think that Western companies will have "an engine with a capacity of 350-380 horsepower, easy to operate and maintain, and suitable for use in difficult weather conditions."

      Alas, there are both in the USA and in Europe. Easy to operate does not mean oak and is being repaired by a sledgehammer. Cummins, Deutz, Perkins, John Deere are the world leaders at the moment.
      1. cartridge
        cartridge 18 June 2013 23: 11
        +3
        India modernizes BMP-2

        The 2A28 gun did not provide effective combat against tanks and other armored vehicles


        As a combined-arms officer, I am puzzled by the information from the above quotes. what
        The BMP-2 is being modernized, and claims are being made against the 2A28 "Thunder" cannon, which is on the BMP-1. This time. request
        Secondly, the cannon on the BMP, in all fairness, is not intended to fight tanks. For this, there is an ATGM on the BMP. On the BMP-1 it is "Baby", on the BMP-2 "Competition" or "Fagot". "Baby" is of course a rarity. I agree. But there were no special complaints about the "Competitions" and "Fagots". With sufficient training of the gunner, you can safely burn almost all types of tanks that are in service with the opponents of the Indians. yes
        Yes, and from 2A42, if the crew doesn’t crack eggs from fear, then you can start a good turn in the tank in the high rate of fire mode and immediately rush off as far and faster as possible. If there was one tank, then it will not do anything to you. 500 30-mm shells fired in one minute from it from the BMP-2 are guaranteed to demolish all the optics, antennas, sight and a significant part of the protection from it. In this state, the tankers are no longer in for blood feud because they can only aim their gun through the barrel. good
        Thirdly, the old man "Thunder" is more than enough for a properly trained crew to disable almost all modern armored vehicles, and there are simply no unaffected armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles for the 2A42. good
        It’s another matter that a modern sight, of course, will not be out of place there, well, Duc for their money is a fixable thing.
        In general, I will say this, there is nothing for the Indians to drive a blizzard on our infantry fighting vehicles. Let them train their crews as expected and do not shift their professional weaknesses to Russian weapons. soldier
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 18 June 2013 12: 47
      +1
      There are, and much more compact.
  2. svp67
    svp67 18 June 2013 11: 27
    +1
    During the modernization, it is planned to install night vision and fire control devices on the BMP-2. In the arsenal of the infantry fighting vehicle, a modern complex of guided anti-tank missiles and an 30-mm automatic grenade launcher will appear. The implementation of the Russian BMP modernization program will lead to a significant delay in the implementation of the ambitious Indian program for the development and production of its own infantry fighting vehicle with a total value of 10 billion

    You should fight for such a "jackpot" ... Good luck and skills to our specialists ...
    1. Akim
      Akim 18 June 2013 11: 47
      -1
      Does Russia now have a module with similar characteristics?
  3. Hudo
    Hudo 18 June 2013 11: 29
    +1
    Over the next three to five years, more than 1500 BMP-2s will be upgraded with a total value of over $ 1,2 billion

    The enviable pace of modernization, and a very good reason to think.
  4. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 18 June 2013 11: 42
    0
    1500 vehicles will more than serve the Indian Army after modernization, just don’t bother with the engine, well, believe me, the German engine will not go to the Russian BMP ... Russian only requires Russian spare parts and assemblies.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 18 June 2013 12: 49
      +1
      Oh oh Perfectly goes, there is world experience. And, unfortunately, it shows that such an engine is likely to be more compact.
  5. Strashila
    Strashila 18 June 2013 12: 44
    +2
    The best part is that the world is not very keen on cutting Soviet-made equipment, unlike Russia itself, but trying to use the entire stock pledged by designers and production workers. They don’t scream about moral backwardness, they give clear boundaries for use, if they don’t triple any parameters then First of all, they try to work out the issue of modernization; it is much cheaper and faster in execution.
  6. Akim
    Akim 18 June 2013 13: 11
    +1
    Reviewed all the news on http://defenceforumindia.com/. I did not find anything new about the modernization of the BMP-2 (this is 11 year news). About the troika a bit. But they will not buy it. But a lot about the new Indo-Polish light tracked combat platform, which will replace the project Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV).
  7. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 18 June 2013 17: 15
    +3
    TWO VERY GOOD MACHINE. SIMPLE AND RELIABLE. WENT TO IT FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND KILOMETERS (WITHOUT PROBLEMS)