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Russian army takes delivery of BREM-1M ARV Armored Recovery Vehicles.

| 2021

According to information released by the Russian press agency TASS on December 23, 2021, Russian company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) enterprise had sent a batch of upgraded armored overhaul and evacuation vehicles BREM-1M to the Russian Defense Ministry.
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Russian army BREM-1M ARV Armored Recovery Vehicle based on T-90 tank tracked chassis. (Picture source Vitaly Kuzmin)

“BREM-1M ARVs were shipped to the Defense Ministry for units armed with T-72, T-80, and T-90 tanks. They evacuate damaged tanks from the battlefield to assembly sites or shelters. The vehicle also assists the crew in the overhaul and maintenance of tanks in field conditions,” it said.

The BREM-1M is an armored recovery vehicle based on the tracked chassis of the T-90 MBT (Main Battle Tank). It is an upgraded version of the BREM-1 that was designed based on the T-72 tank tracked chassis. The BREM-1M will be used to recover damaged tanks and armored vehicles from the battlefield.

The BREM-1M is based on the T-90 tank truck chassis, the original turret has been removed and replaced by a crane, winch, and other specialized equipment mounted on the top of the hull. The lifting capacity of the hydraulic crane increased from 12 to 20 tons. BREM-1M has a welding tool for field overhaul. The carrying capacity of the cargo platform is 1.5 tons.

The forward hull of the BREM-1M integrates a spade bulldozer fitted with a 3.1m-wide blade. It serves as an earth anchor during recovery operations and also allows the vehicle to perform excavation and clearance missions. The vehicle also carries welding equipment and various tools to perform the repair and servicing of tanks.

The BREM-1M is motorized with a four-stroke multi-fuel diesel engine. It can run at a maximum road speed of 60 km/h and has a cruising range with additional fuel tanks of 700 km.

The BREM-1M has a crew of three including a driver, a commander, and one mechanic. The driver is located at the center front of the hull. Commander and mechanic have a single hatch vehicle located on top of the hull. The commander hatch can be armed with one 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

Defense News December 2021


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