For upgrading BMP-2 and BMD-2
Sergey Chemezov, General Director of the Rostec State
Corporation, launched production at a new workshop for soft-skin vehicles
upgrade at Sheglovsky Val, a Tula factory (a member of Rostec). It will be used
for upgrading BMP-2 and BMD-2 combat vehicles – a respective agreement has been
signed between Rostec and the Ministry of Defence of Russia.
A workshop with a total floor area of 5,000 square metres with modern equipment
is designed for mechanical treatment, welding, thermal treatment, assembly and
‘The new workshop for soft-skin vehicles upgrade will not only become another
step towards introduction of modern technologies to armament production. This
workshop also means 240 new jobs. The workshop commissioning will ensure repairs
and upgrade of soft-skin vehicles: BMD-2 and BMP-2. This step has been taken
with the support from the Ministry of Defence: today we have signed an agreement
on upgrade of 540 combat vehicles of BMP-2 and BMD-2 types,’ stated Sergey
The agreement envisages upgrade of combat vehicles through a state defence order
for the Ministry of Defence as part of the Armaments State Programme - 2025.
This agreement is one of the first major arrangements for implementation of the
state defence order as part of the Armaments State Programme - 2025.
On behalf of Rostec the agreement was signed by Deputy General Director of the
High Precision Systems Holding Company, Managing Director of KBP Instrument
Design Bureau Dmitry Konoplev. On behalf of the Ministry of Defence of the
Russian Federation the agreement was signed by Deputy Minister of Defence of the
Russian Federation Yury Borisov.