Namica

     Notes:  This Indian vehicle is a Sarath (BMP-2) with the turret removed and replaced with an extendable mount for Nag ATGM.  The mount carries three missiles.  The vehicle is equipped with advanced fire control and night vision gear and may fire to a limited extent on the move.  Development of this vehicle has been slow (because of the missile system, not the vehicle itself), and it is rather rare.

     The Namicaís hull is for the most part the same as that of the BMP-2/Sarath, except that the rear of the hull is raised to make more room for missile reloads. Despite the missile storage, the rear of the Namica is rather roomy, giving the loader a good amount of space to work.  The engine is a locally-produced version of the Russian UTD-20/3 300-horsepower diesel engine.  The Namica has a manual transmission and torsion bar suspension, with five large roadwheels, a drive sprocket and rear idler wheel.  The turret is larger than that of the BMP-2, and the commanderís hatch on the front right has a pintle-mounted machinegun.  To the rear of the turret is a large loaderís hatch. The BMP-2ís firing ports are deleted, with the ports being faired over; the vision blocks are retained. The rear doors are unchanged from those of the Sarath/BMP-2.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$469,559

D, G, AvG, A

554 kg

14.5 tons

4

9

Thermal Imaging (G), Image Intensification (D, G)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor*

146/102

41/28/4

462

157

Trtd

T2

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF8  HS4  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+4

Basic

3xNag ATGM launchers, MAG (C)

12xNag ATGM, 2000x7.62mm

*Hull floor armor for the Namica is 3, except in the part of the vehicle under the driver and turret, where it is 4.