Russian army reconnaissance units in Siberia now equipped with BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle 11010151

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Russian army reconnaissance units in Siberia now equipped with BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle.
The Russian Army Central Military District (CMD) reconnaissance units stationed in Siberia have been rearmed with BMP-3 combat vehicles, the district press service reported.
     
The Russian Army Central Military District (CMD) reconnaissance units stationed in Siberia have been rearmed with BMP-3 combat vehicles, the district press service reported. BMP-3 Russian-made armoured infantry fighting vehicle during a live demonstration at defense exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
     
"The modernized combat vehicles will come to replace the in-service BTR-80, BMP-1 and BMP-2," the press service said.

The CMD did not specify how many vehicles have been made available to the reconnaissance troops.

It was previously reported that by the end of 2017 the MoD would receive over 200 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. Besides, the vehicle is actively promoted to the foreign market. For instance, Iraq and Saudi Arabia plan to acquire soon around 1.5 thousand BMP-3s /respectively, 500 and 950 machines.

The BMP-3 is tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle designed and manufactured by the Russian Companies OAO Kurganmashzavod and by Tractor Plants Concern.

The BMP-3 is armed with one 2A70 semi-automatic 100mm cannon capable of launching 9M117M1anti-tank guided missiles (Arkan code name), one 2A72 automatic 30mm cannon and one PKT 7.62mm machine guns.

The BMP-3 can run at a maximum speed on 70 km/h. The vehicle is fully amphibious and can swim on water at maximum speed of 10 km/h. The BMP-3 has a weight of 18.7 tons and has a crew of three. The troops compartment can accommodate seven men.

Now in development are new modifications of the BMP-3, as the Derivatsiya fitted with a 57mm automatic gun in an unmanned combat module and the Dragoon with a new layout. In addition, the Tractor Plants Concern has outfitted the combat vehicle with a digital fire control system (FCS) enabling the vehicle to be subsequently robotized.
     
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