Bangalore. BEML LIMITED, a ‘Schedule A’ Company under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) received order from MoD for supply 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 per cent 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.
Out of 1,512 Mine plough BEML will supply 100 nos. within 12 months, 250 nos. in subsequent years and order will be completed within 7 years.
These mine ploughs will be fitted on T-90 Tanks of Indian Armoured Corps which will facilitate individual mobility to Tanks while negotiating mine fields. Mobility of the Tank Fleet will enhance manifold, which in turn would extend the reach of Armoured Formation deep into enemy territory without becoming mine causality.
This De-mine equipment is time tested for different soil conditions in Indian desert and customised for Indian operations
“We are proud to be associated with MoD 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 Dr. Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML Limited.