Konkurs-M Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
On February 3, 2022, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Indian Army signed a contract worth Rs 3,131.82 crore to manufacture and supply Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles.
- This contract will be executed in three years.
- Order book position of BDL stands at Rs 11,400 crore, including Konkurs-M contract.
Who is manufacturing Konkurs-M?
The Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles is being manufactured by BDL as a part of license agreement with Russian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Missile has been indigenised up to the maximum extent. BDL is also offering Konkurs-M missiles for exporting it to friendly foreign countries.
Konkurs-M is a second generation, mechanised infantry anti-tank guided missile. It is being manufactured to destroy armoured vehicles equipped with explosive reactive armour. Missile can be launched either from BMP-II tank or from a ground launcher. It has a range of 75 to 4000 metres. The missile has been designed to engage modern tanks fitted with light armoured vehicles, ERA, fortifications & engineer structures at ranges of 75 to 4,000 meters. It can work in daylight as well as night light conditions. The ATGM system comprises of combat assets, training aids and maintenance facilities.
Installation of the system
Because of its launcher design, Konkurs-M system can be installed on a variety of tracked and wheeled platforms.
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)
BDL is manufacturer of ammunitions and missile systems in India. It was established in 1970 in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was established to be a manufacturing base for guided weapon systems. It has three manufacturing units, at:
- Kanchanbagh in Hyderabad, Telangana;
- Bhanur in Medak district, Telangana and
- Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
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