Army 2018: UralVagonZavod UVZ will repair 230 BMP-2 IFVs before 2020 under a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry


UralVagonZavod (UVZ) will repair 230 BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles before 2020 under a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry. UVZ will also deliver armored RCVs (road clearing vehicles) and specialized fire control units as well as the Solntsepyok flamethrowers to the military.


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BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The BMP-2 is a tracked infantry fighting vehicle based on the Russian-made BMP-1. The BMP-2 was manufactured under license in India under the name of "Sarath", and also in some eastern European countries, as the Czech Republic under the name of BVP-2. The BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle is designed to enhance mobility, firepower and protection of mounted infantrymen on the battlefield under NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) attack. The BMP-2 enters in service with the Russian armed forces in 1980, and the vehicle was seen for the first time in public during a military parade on the Red Square in Moscow, in November 1982. The BMP-2 was deployed by Russian army during the war in Afghanistan. The vehicle is currently in use in African countries for UN missions.


 

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