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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: BMP-3U?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KBP and Kurganmashzavod
Parent System: BMP-3
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: BMP-3, BMP-3 Derivation, BMP-3 Dragoon, BMP-3 Khrizantema, BMP-3 Vikhr, BMP-3F, 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 BMP-3M is an upgraded infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) jointly developed by KBP and Kurganmashzavod based on the Soviet BMP-3 IFV. The resulting vehicle features enhanced firepower, mobility, protection and ergonomics resulting in higher combat efficiency. The improved fire control system consists of SOZH gunner's sight with an integrated laser rangefinder and an anti-tank missile guidance channel; Vesna-K sighting system with a thermal imaging camera and AST-B automatic target tracker; TKN-AI day/night vision device for the commander; a ballistic computer; and an stabilized mount for the 2A70 and 2A72 guns.

The BMP-3M is powered by an UTD-32T turbocharged diesel engine rated at 660-hp which is fully adapted for operation in hot climate conditions due to its cooling system. The driver features a TVK-1 day/night vision device improving driving capabilities at night. The vehicle's ergonomics improvement focuses on an automatic loading mechanism for anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and air conditioning which allows for operations in temperature ranges from -50 to +50 Celsius.

The BMP-3M enhanced protection comprises add-on armor plates offering protection against 12.7mm armor piercing ammo, Shtora-1 laser-guided weapons countermeasures, explosive reactive armor (ERA) kit, and Arena-E defensive aids suite. The Arena-E defensive aids suite provides protection against guided and unguided anti-tank missiles and grenades. The Shtora-1 protection system is designed to jam laser guidance systems used by anti-tank missiles and artillery sub-munitions. The 4,000-kg ERA kit is intended to counter anti-tank missiles with hollow charge warhead and 12.7mm armor piercing projectiles.

BMP-3M Specifications

Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Troops: 7
Height: 3.57 meter (141 inch)
Length: 7.20 meter (283 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter (124 inch)
Main Gun Max Range: 5,000 meter
Power: 660 hp (492 kW)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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BMP-3M News

There are 2 news between
31 Jan 2012 and 18 Jun 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013Azerbaijan Bought T-90S, BMP-3M, MSTA-S, Smerch, Vena and TOS-1A Weapons from Russia
Tuesday, January 31, 2012Indonesia to Buy 60 BMP-3M Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment

Agreement announced in October 2008
Deal announced on November 12, 2008, for 18 BMP-3s. A further order for 60 BMP-3s was announced in early 2012.
Not confirmed sale of up to 100 BMP-3M to Yemen (as an undisclosed Arab country) announced in February 2009

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