BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle entered production in the late 1980s. About 120BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army and over 600 have been exported toa number of countries, including United Arab Emirates (390 vehicles), Cyprus (40),Indonesia (30), Kuwait (110) and South Korea (70)."About 120 BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army."Kurganmashzavod of Kurgan, Russian Federation manufactures the chassis and theInstrument Design Bureau (KBP) of Tula is responsible for the turret. It is a tracked,armoured, amphibious vehicle designed to engage armoured ground and air targets whilestationary, on the move and afloat.In 2007, the Russian Army placed an order with Kurganmashzavod for a number of new- build BMP-3 vehicles.A command version, the BMP-3K, is available, which is the same as the basic BMP-3, but with additional communications and navigation equipment. A version designed for more sustained amphibious operation is the BMP-3F. Changes in construction allowmovement afloat in sea state three and firing with necessary accuracy in sea state two.The BMP-3F can endure continuous amphibious operation for seven hours. Areconnaissance version, the BRM-3K, is in service with the Russian Army.
UPGRADED BMP-3M VEHICLE
KBP and Kurganmashzavod have upgraded the vehicle with a new turret and engines.The upgraded vehicle is called the BMP-3M and the new turret includes a new automatic