Algeria received about 120 Berezhok combat modules in 2015 Tass 52602162

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Algeria received about 120 Berezhok combat modules in 2015
Algeria received about 120 Berezhok (B05Ya01) combate modules for upgrade of BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
     
Algeria received about 120 Berezhok (B05Ya01) combate modules for upgrade of BMP-1/2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database. BMP-2M equipped with "Berezhok" B05Ya01 manned combat module
     
In 2014, Russia signed the contract with Algeria to supply 360 Berezhok combat modules for upgrade of BMP-1 IFVs to BMP-1M. As of late 2015, the North African country received approximately 120 Berezhoks.

B05Ya01 manned combat module incorporates 30mm 2A42 automatic gun as a main weapon with coaxial 7.62mm PKT/PKTM machinegun. Berezhok is equipped with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), namely, four ready-to-launch 9M133 Kornet-E/Kornet-EM ATGMs. The module has also received 30mm AG-30 automatic grenade launcher (AGL) and six 902B Tucha smoke grenade launchers.

2A42 gun can fire armor-piercing and high-explosive shells, being able to destroy targets at the distances up to 2000 m and 4000 m, respectively. The gun has ammunition load of 500 shells.

AG-30 AGL can fire VOG-17M, VOG-30, GPD-30 grenades being able to destroy personnel targets at the distances up to 1700-2100 m.

Berezhok can fire five types of Kornet munitions, namely anti-tank tandem-warhead 9M133-1/9M133-2 and anti-personnel thermobaric 9M133F-1/9M133F-2/9M133F-3 missiles. Kornet ATGMs can penetrate 1000-1300mm armour behind explosive reactive armour (ERA), being able to eliminate targets at the distances up to 5500 m.

B05Ya01 is equipped with independent sights of commander and gunner, allowing them to work in 'hunter-killer' mode. The gunner`s sight has four channels: optical, thermal imaging, laser rangefinder and ATGM control channel. The commander has received panoramic sight with laser rangefinder and television channel.
     
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