Russian engineer troops receive new BMR-3MA armored RCVs
Russian engineering troops have received the newest BMR-3MA route clearance vehicles (RCV), the Russian Defense Ministry said. "The military units of engineering troops of the Russian Armed Forces have received modern armored BMR-3MA route clearance vehicles. The manufacturing plant has handed over six such RCVs to the Russian Defense Ministry," the ministry said.
BMR-3MA Road Clearance Vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)
The BMR-3MA route clearance vehicle is used to sweep homing horizontal action mines with acoustic and infrared detonators; destroy wire lines of remote cable control of detonators; make passages in minefields laid out on roads, on terrain and in populated areas, including on roads covered with pavement. The vehicle has been developed on the basis of the T-90A tank. It is equipped with a heavy TMT-S roller sweep with inserted devices.
A two-member crew and three engineers stay in a cabin. The crew and the engineers can work in a closed vehicle for two days. The RCV has filters and a ventilation valve; a thermo-electric microclimatic installation; the stocks of food and water for two days; a device for boiling water and warming food and other life-supporting facilities. To make the RCV more protected against high-explosive grenades and guided anti-tank rockets the vehicle’s body is equipped with dynamic protection and the launchers of smoke grenade dischargers. The weapons comprise a 12.7-mm remote controlled anti-aircraft machine-gun capable of waging precision fire at air and ground targets at ranges of up to 2,000 meters.