The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has inked a contract with BEML for procurement of 1,512 mine ploughs (MP) for Tank T-90 S/SK, providing a boost to Make in India initiative.The estimated cost of the order is approximately Rs 557 crore.

The contract has buy-and-make (Indian) categorisation with a minimum of 50 percent indigenous content in make portion of the contract.

These mine ploughs will be fitted on T-90 Tanks of Indian Armoured Corps which will facilitate individual mobility to Tanks while negotiating mine field. The mobility of Tank Fleet will enhance manifold, which in turn would extend the reach of armoured formation deep into enemy territory without becoming mine causality.

With the induction of these 1,512 mine ploughs, planned to be completed by 2027, the combat capability of the army will be further enhanced.

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