Indian Army is looking to introduce improvement to its BMP-2 and BMP-2K Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs). Improvement will focus on integration of a power pack with minimum 380 horsepower to boost the performance of the BMP-2 ICVs in their cross-country mobility.
Upgrade will also allow the introduction of new generation targeting system and weapon.Indian Army’s BMP-2 and BMP-2K command vehicles are using a Russian UTD-20 engine which offers output of 285 horsepower.
India wants to replace the existing UTD-20 power plant with newer powerful engine to enhance the mobility of the BMP-2 and BMP-2K. The BMP-2 uses a 30 mm 2A42gun which can 200 to 550 rounds per minute with effective range of 1500 m against hard target and 2500 m against soft targets.