KurganMashZavod showed BMP-3 with anti-cumulative defense set

MOSCOW ($1=60.68 Russian Rubles) — Russia began to produce BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, on which anti-cumulative defense modules are installed on the turret, said the chairman of the Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev.

KurganMashZavod showed BMP-3 with anti-cumulative defense set
Video screenshot

On Friday, the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant [KMZ, part of the Rostec High-precision Complexes holding] passed a control inspection of the production of military equipment, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia announced on his Telegram channel.

In the video attached to the publication, new infantry fighting vehicles can be seen, in front and on the sides of the towers there are screens with a stand for dynamic defense modules, reports RIA Novosti.

The head of the main armored department of the Ministry of Defense Alexander Shestakov announced that the BMP-3, BMP-2, BTR-82A, BTR-80 will soon begin to be equipped with additional protection. Shestakov added that the Russian army will receive such combat vehicles very soon after Moscow has paid for the order. Shestakov added that a significant part went to the Northern Military District of Russia.

About BMP

This armored vehicle was invented in the mid-1960s and has been in service since 1966. However, its production was discontinued in 1982. The crew consists of three people. It weighs 13 tons and is powered by a UTD-20, 6-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped airless-injection water-cooled multifuel 15.8-liter diesel engine. Reaches 300 hp [224 kW] at 2,600 rpm.

The suspension is an individual torsion bar with hydraulic shock absorbers on the 1st and 6th road wheels. The fuel tank holds 462 liters and one full tank can cover 500 or 600 km depending on the road.

Soviet BMP-1 is armed with a 73 mm smoothbore weapon model 2A28, low-pressure gun, and short recoil, weighing 115 kg. The secondary armament consists of a 7.62 mm paired machine gun mounted on the right side of the main armament.

In late 2014, the Greek BMP-1 was fitted with the ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun in place of the standard tower. After successful acceptance tests, the conversion of 72 vehicles is planned with the remaining BMP-1A1s retired from service


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