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Ordnance Factory Medak Upgrades Vehicles for Indian Army

Why is it in the news?

  • Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK) has secured a significant contract with the Indian Army for the upgradation of 693 BMP-II vehicles to BMP-IIM standard.

 More about the news

  • The focus of the upgradation is on improving night enablement and fire control systems, including the integration of auto-targeting capabilities.
  • The initiative was developed in collaboration with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Chennai, showcasing a joint effort towards technological advancement.
  • This initiative aligns with the objectives of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India), emphasizing indigenous development and innovation in defence technology.
  • Ordnance Factory Medak, as a constituent of Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd (AVNL), plays a crucial role in manufacturing armoured fighting vehicles and meeting the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.

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