The ground level workers of ABW have developed innovative methods for
rubberising BMP tracks for their use on roads, testing strength of
vehicle spare parts and testing of electronic components.
Army Base Workshop, which mainly rebuilds armoured vehicles for the
army, is planning a major upgrade of its facilities.
Base Workshop (ABW) is the flagship base workshop if the Indian Army,
its strengths being innovation by experienced ground level workers and
the ability to do smart modifications in existing army equipment. The
ABW is currently engaged in the overhaul of Armoured Combat Vehicles
(ACV) and Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) of east-European origin.
authorities said Tuesday they were upgrading their range of service
from BMP-II to BMP-IIk, which are utilised as command Infantry Combat
Vehicles on the battlefield.
The workshop does the complete
overhaul and rebuilding of ACVs at a cost of Rs 1.54 crore per BMP.
Against this, the replacement cost of a new BMP is Rs 5.5 crore. The
workshop also does its own research and development and is carrying out
import substitution through the reverse engineering route.
the new vision of the 512 Army Base Workshop, Brigadier Neeraj
Varshney, Commandant of 512 Army Base Workshop said, “To be the best
Rebuild and Recapitalisation organisation for Infantry Combat Vehicles
in Asia is our vision. The 512 ABW is a prime example of the Make in
The Master General of Ordnance (MGO), Lieutenant
General Ravi Thodge, and the Director General of EME (DGEME),
Lieutenant General KJ Singh, have been focusing on developing a 100 per
cent indigenisation capability with respect to AFVs, a press release
from the ABW said.
The ground level workers of ABW have
developed innovative methods for rubberising BMP tracks for their use on
roads, testing strength of vehicle spare parts and testing of
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