Hyderabad-based Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) will be manufacturing and supplying Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles to the Indian Army. A contract has been signed by BDL with the Indian Army to the tune of Rs 3131.84 crore, and the contract will be executed in three years.
BDL chairman and managing director Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Rtd) shared that Konkurs-M were being manufactured by BDL under a license agreement with a Russian OEM (original equipment manufacturer). He added that the missiles have been indigenized up to the maximum extent possible, and BDL would be selling them to friendly countries.
Konkurs-M is a second-generation mechanized infantry anti-tank guided missile to destroy armored vehicles equipped with Explosive Reactive Armour. The missile can be launched from a BMP-II tank or from a ground launcher. It has a range of 75 to 4000 meters with a flight time of 19 seconds.
BDL has been trying to indigenize its products manufactured under the transfer of technology with foreign OEMs, thanks to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. It has also been strengthening its R&D capabilities to take up product innovation to lessen the Indian dependency on foreign countries.
BDL is offering man-portable anti-tank guided missiles, Nag, Milan-2T, and Amogha in addition to Konkurs-M for exports. Presently, its order book stands at Rs 11,400 crore net.