Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) for procurement of Mine Plough (MP) for Tank T-90 S/SK. The contract to procure 1,512 Mine Plough (MP) for Tank T-90 S/SK has been signed with the approval of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. The procurement will cost approximately Rs 557 crore. These mine ploughs when fitted on T-90 Tanks will provide individual mobility to Tanks while negotiating mine field.
The contract comprises of Buy and Make (Indian) categorisation in which there would be a minimum of 50% indigenous content in make portion of the contract and is planned to be completed by 2027. With this, the combat capability of the Army will be improved further as the enhanced mobility of Tank Fleet will extend the reach of Armoured Formation deep into enemy territory without becoming mine causality.