New Delhi: BEML Limited, a Miniratna Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), has received an order from the ministry for supplying of 1,512 Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP) for T-90 S/SK Tanks at an approximate cost of Rs 557 crore.
Under 'Make in India' policy, the contract has Buy and Make (Indian) categorisation with a minimum of 50 percent indigenous content in make portion of the contract. The system will be manufactured at BEML facilities with the help of M/s Pearson Engineering, UK.
We are proud to be associated with the Ministry of Defence to enhance the combat capability of the Indian Army: BEML's CMD Dr DK Hota
Out of 1,512 mine plough, BEML Limited will supply 100 within 12 months, 250 in subsequent years and the order will be completed within seven years, BEML said in an official statement.
These mine ploughs will be fitted on T-90 Tanks of Indian armoured corps and will facilitate individual mobility for tanks while negotiating minefields. The mobility of the tank fleet will enhance manifold, which in turn would extend the reach of the armoured formation deep into the enemy territory, without becoming mine causalty.
This de-mine equipment is time tested for different soil conditions in the Indian desert and customised for Indian operations, said BEML.
"We are proud to be associated with the Ministry of Defence to enhance the combat capability of the Indian Army. This is another example of BEML's capability to meet the specific requirements of our armed forces. BEML signifies the true spirit of 'Make in India' and enabler for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat,'" said BEML Limited's CMD Dr Deepak Kumar Hota.
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