Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and the Indian Army have signed a contract worth Rs 3,131.82 crore for the manufacture and supply of Konkurs – M Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to the Indian Army. The contract, which was signed, will be executed in three years.
The order book position of BDL stands at Rs 11,400 crore net including the Konkurs-M contract signed today, a press release said.
The CMD, BDL Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd) said Konkurs – M is being manufactured by BDL under a license agreement with a Russian OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). The missile has been indigenised up to the maximum extent. BDL is also offering Konkurs- M missiles for export to friendly foreign countries.
BDL has augmented its manufacturing capacity to meet the domestic as well as overseas demand for Konkurs -M. As a part of its global outreach, it is also offering Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, Nag, Milan-2T, and Amogha, in addition to Konkurs – M, for exports.
Konkurs – M is a Second Generation, mechanized infantry Anti-Tank Guided Missile, to destroy armored vehicles equipped with Explosive Reactive Armour. The missile can be launched either from the BMP-II tank or from a ground launcher. It has a range between 75 to 4000 meters with a flight time of 19 secs.
BDL is laying a lot of thrust on indigenisation of its products manufactured under Transfer of Technology with foreign OEMs.
The Atmanirbharta mission initiated by the Government of India has given momentum to the indigenisation efforts of the company which is also strengthening its in-house R&D capabilities to take up product innovation in order to mitigate Indian Armed Forces’ product dependency on foreign countries, the release added.