Defence Ministry signs contract with Bharat Dynamics to get 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles 

The Milan-2T anti-Tank Guided Missiles are capable of destroying battle tanks fitted with explosive reactive armour, moving and stationary targets.

Created On: Mar 19, 2021 13:28 ISTModified On: Mar 19, 2021 16:03 IST
MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles 

The Defence Ministry signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited on March 19, 2021 to supply 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to the Indian Army for Rs 1,188 crores. 

The Milan-2T anti-Tank Guided Missiles are produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) under license from a defence firm from France. Bharat Dynamics Limited is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU). 

The procurement is expected to provide a major boost to the Indian Army's firepower. The induction of the missiles is planned to be completed in three years.

Key Highlights

•The Defence Ministry's contract is a 'Repeat Order’ of contract, which was first signed with Bharat Dynamics Limited on March 8, 2016.

•The Milan-2T anti-Tank Guided Missiles are a man-portable (Infantry) second-generation ATGM, which are capable of destroying battle tanks fitted with explosive reactive armour, moving and stationary targets.

•The Milan-2T is a Tandem Warhead ATGM with a range of 1,850 metres. It is produced by BDL under license from MBDA Missile Systems, France. 

•These missiles can be fired from the ground as well as from vehicle-based launchers.

•They can be deployed in Anti-Tank Role for both offensive and defensive tasks. 

Significance

The induction of the missiles will further enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces and boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector. 

The Defence Ministry said in a statement that the project is a huge opportunity for the industry to showcase its capability in advancing the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS
Comment ()

Post Comment

5 + 7 =
Post

Comments