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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: 1,500
Also Known As: Sadovnitsa
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KBP, Kurganmashzavod and VgTZ
Parent System: BMD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: ?
Family Members: 2S9, BMD-3, BMD-4, BTR-MD Rakushka and Ptitselov
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Description: BMD is a family of light tracked armored vehicles designed to meet the requirements of Soviet airborne troops. These vehicles are amphibious and are equipped with NBC protection and night vision system as well as a turret-mounted gun and missile system. BMD vehicles provide fire support and mobility to airborne units. Its adjustable suspension system allows to change the vehicle's height thus cushion it better for airdrop. A single Il-76 transport aircraft is able to carry up to three BMDs.

Based on the BMP-1 armored vehicle BMD-1 was fielded with the Soviet Army in 1970. BMD-1 was followed by BMD-2. The BMD-3 was the last development made in the former Soviet Union and fielded in 1992 by the Russian Army. The BMD-4 is the last member of the BMD family. BMDs saw combat for the first time during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. BMD infantry fighting vehicle chassis has been the basis for further developments such as command post and mortar carrier vehicle.

The BMD-4M is an upgraded version of the BDM-4 airborne combat vehicle validated in late 2012 and scheduled to enter service with the Russian Airborne Assault Forces by the end of 2013. The 13-ton BMD-4M is equipped with a 100mm gun and carries a crew of two-man and six infantrymen. The BMD-4M features a new chassis, a digital fire control system and high precision weaponry. In late December 2012, the Russian Ministry of Defense took the decision to procure around 1,000 BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka tracked airborne combat vehicles to re-equip the Airborne Forces by 2020. The new armored vehicles will replace the existing BMD-2, which are obsolete, and BMD-3 combat vehicles.

BMD-4M Applications

Artillery Systems Lotos Support Aircraft Il-476 Il-76MD-M Il-76MF

BMD-4M Specifications

Crew: 2
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 5
Troops: 6
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Combat Weight: 13,000 kilogram (28,660 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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BMD-4M News

There are 6 news between
27 Dec 2012 and 2 Oct 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017Russian Airborne Troops to Get New Lotus 120mm Artillery System by 2020
Friday, June 16, 2017Russian BMD-4M Infantry Vehicles to Get Satellite Communications System
Wednesday, August 24, 2016Russian Armata, Kurganets and Boomerang Armored Vehicles to Be Integrated into Rela-Time Combat Network
Saturday, May 7, 2016Russia to Develop Ptitselov Air Droppable Air Defense System
Friday, January 16, 2015Russian Paratroopers to Get First BMD-4M and BTR-MD Armored Vehicles in 2015
Thursday, December 27, 2012Russian Airborne Troops to Field 1,000 BMD-4M and BTR-MD Combat Vehicles Beginning in 2013

Operators & Related Equipment

20201,000BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka

Grand Total 1,5001
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