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by Kapil Kajal
AVNL unveiled the BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicle at Defexpo 2022. (Janes/Kapil Kajal)
India’s Armored Vehicle Nigam Limited (AVNL) has unveiled the BMP-2M Infantry Fighting Vehicle (ICV) at Defexpo 2022, which will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from October 18-22.
According to the company, the BMP-2M is an upgraded BMP-2 with a Floating Munitions System (LMS), fifth-generation anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and an armament upgrade with a fire control system. integrated (FCS) .
The LMS, manufactured by Telangana-based Avision Systems, provides improved endurance and maneuverability to the BMP-2M, ensuring high accuracy against static or moving targets.
The full operational range of Avision’s LMS ranges from 5 km short-range tactical strikes to 250 km long-range strategic operations.
The LMS also consists of several launcher options, a stabilized electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) seeker payload, a three-mode fuse, and an operator control unit.
AVNL said the LMS provides independence and flexibility to frontline forces with minimal collateral damage.
The fifth generation ATGM provides improved lethality to the BMP-2M against all target types. The range of the ATGM equipping the BMP-2M for a ground launch is 5.5 km, and that for an air launch is 10 km.
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