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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: 2S31
Origin: Russia
Corporations: 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-3M, BMP-3MA, BREM-L, BRM-3K, RKhM-5, Sprut-SD and Sprut-SDM1
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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 VENA, also known as 2S31, is a 120mm howitzer/mortar system based on the BMP-3 chassis. It is intended to engage armored vehicles and fortifications in enemy territory day and night, in any weather condition.

VENA Specifications

Ammunition Load: 70
Crew: 4
Height: 3.57 meter
Length: 7.20 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 13,000 meter (8.08 mile)
Max Range: 500 kilometer
Power: 450 shp (336 kW)
Max Rate of Fire: 10 roundperminute
Cross Country Speed: 11.2 mps (40 kph)
Top Speed: 19.5 mps (70 kph)
SetUp Time: 20 second (0.01 hour)
Combat Weight: 19,100 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Sunday, September 17, 2017Russian Ministry of Defense Placed First Order for Koalitsiya-SV Artillery Systems
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