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MLI-84M Armoured fighting combat vehicle


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The MLI-84M infantry fighting vehicle is an upgraded variant of the Romanian MLI-84. The original MLI-84 is an indigenous variant of the Soviet BMP-1 IFV, but has a lengthened hull and additional heavy machine gun mounted over the troop compartment. The decision to upgrade ageing infantry fighting vehicles came in 1995. To date 99 Romanian MLI-84 IFVs were upgraded to the MLI-84M standard. The MLI-84M has a crew of two and can carry 9 fully equipped troops. There are a number of firing ports for the occupants. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear doors or roof hatches.
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Technical data
The MLI-84M has it's 73-mm gun removed and fitted with a fully-stabilized OWS-25 Overhead Weapon Station, developed in Israel and supplied by Rafael. The OWS-25 is armed with a 25-mm Oerlikon KBA cannon and 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun. It is also equipped with two Yugoslavian Maljutka-2T anti-tank guided missiles instead of the Soviet 9M14 Malyutka (AT-3). Alternatively it can be fitted with four Spike ATGMs, developed in Israel. However any ATGWs are fitted only as an option. The OWS-25 weapon station can target both land targets and low-flying helicopters.
The MLI-84M infantry fighting vehicle provides protection against 14.5-mm rounds. Survivability is further enhanced by the installation of a locally developed laser and infra-red warning system called SAILR-M, which is coupled to 81 mm electrically operated smoke grenade launchers. SAILR-M comprises two sensor units and a central processing command and display unit. It is claimed that it can initiate a response within 50 milliseconds of detecting a threat.
The MLI-84M is motorised with a new engine UTD-20 (a 6-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped airless-injection water cooled multifuel 15.8 litre diesel engine) with the 8V-1240-DT-S 8-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped liquid cooled diesel engine developed in Romania. The new engine is more powerful as it develops 355 hp (265 kW) but it is heavier and bigger and because of that the engine compartment had to be rebuilt in order to fit the new engine. The fuel capacity was increased to 600 liters.
The MLI-84M is fitted with a laser warning receiver, smoke grenade dischargers and thermal smoke generator. Vehicle is also fitted with an NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.
One 25 mm canon, one coaxial machine gun 7,62 mm calibre, 2 anti-tank missile launcher
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Ratmil Regie Automoma
Heating and air conditionning system, Laser warning system, stabilisation armament.
2 + 9 soldiers
Protection against small arms caliber.
17,600 kg
90 km/h
700 km
Lenght, 7,32 m; Width, 3,3 m; Height, 2,94 m
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