Defense Ministry Signs Contracts for Military Equipment

  • Two contracts signed
  • Procurement of Qty-697 Bogie Open Military (BOM) Wagons (Cost: Rs. 473 Cr) with M/s Jupiter Wagons Limited.
  • Procurement of Qty-56 Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment (MMME) Mark II (Rs. 329 Cr) with M/s BEML Ltd
  • Under the Buy (Indian-IDDM) category – Equipment and sub-systems sourced from Indian manufacturers.

BOM Wagons:

  • Designed by Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO).
  • Used by the Indian Army for mobilization of the Army units.
  • Used to transport light vehicles, Artillery Guns, BMPs, Engineering Equipment etc. from their peacetime locations to operational areas.
  • Ensures speedy and simultaneous induction of units and equipment into operational areas during any conflict situation.

MMME:

  • Marking of all minefields is a mandatory requirement as per amended Protocol-II on Convention in certain Conventional Weapons to which India is a signatory.
  • Designed to operate cross country with a complete load of stores and carry out marking of minefields with minimal time and manpower employment.
  • Based on an in-service High Mobility Vehicle having advanced mechanical and electrical systems – will reduce the timings for minefield marking.
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