BMP-3 Dragoon  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: BMP-3M Dragun
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Kurganmashzavod
Parent System: BMP-3
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: BMP-3, BMP-3 Derivation, BMP-3 Khrizantema, BMP-3 Vikhr, BMP-3F, BMP-3M, BMP-3MA, BREM-L, BRM-3K, RKhM-5, Sprut-SD, Sprut-SDM1 and VENA
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Description: The BMP-3 is a tracked, NBC-protected, Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) designed to transport infantry troops protected under armor and to engage on the move enemy troops, armored vehicles, low-flying helicopters, materiel and fortifications. The BMP-3 is the last member of Soviet BMP family of armored vehicles. The BMP-3 features enhanced cross country mobility and a water jet propulsion system (with two water jets) for amphibious operations. Its lightweight hull design enables BMP-3 to be airlifted easily by C-130 Hercules- or Antonov An-12-sized military tactical transport aircraft.

The BMP-3 powerplant is located in the rear compartment, gunner and commander are located in the turret, the driver is in the front compartment with 2 infantry troops and the remaining infantry troops are accommodated in the rear compartment separated from the engine compartment by a bulkhead. Doors and hatches are located to allow quick mounting and dismounting the vehicle. Its hull is made of armored aluminum plates with spaced steel-aluminum in the frontal sector.

The Dragoon is a modified version of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle intended as multipurpose armored combat vehicle. The BMP-3 Dragoon Is equipped with an unmanned turret provided with a 100mm 2A70 gun coupled with a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon. The Dragoon also includes additional add-on armor kits for enhanced protection on the battlefield. The Dragoon was unveiled at the Russian Arms Expo (RAE) exhibition on September 9, 2015.

BMP-3 Dragoon Specifications

Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Troops: 7
Dimensions
Height: 3.57 meter (141 inch)
Length: 7.20 meter (283 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter (124 inch)
Power
Power: 660 hp (492 kW)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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BMP-3 Dragoon News

There are 2 news between
21 Aug 2016 and 9 Sep 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016Russia to Develop BMD-5 Infantry Fighting Vehicle for Airborne Troops
Sunday, August 21, 2016New Russian Army Armored Vehicles to Receive Slat Armor Against Tandem Warheads

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