Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Russian military receives additional BMP-3 fighting vehicles

Rostec, a large Russian defense conglomerate, has announced the delivery of a new batch of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the Russian Armed Forces.

The delivery, executed by Kurganmashzavod, a subsidiary of Rostec’s “High-Precision Complexes” holding, is part of the fulfillment of the State Defense Order. The Soviet-era design BMP-3 IFVs are designed for both conventional warfare and specialized missions, equipped with a powerful arsenal and automated fire control systems. With a maximum speed of 70 km/h on land, these vehicles offer enhanced mobility on the battlefield.

Roman Khromov, Deputy Executive Director for State Defense Orders and Military-Technical Cooperation at Kurganmashzavod, asserted the allegedly superiority of the BMP-3 over its American counterpart, the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. According to Khromov, analysis of captured vehicles confirms that the BMP-3 outperforms the Bradley in various aspects, including firepower, mobility, and ease of operation, maintenance, and repair.

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Over the past two years, Kurganmashzavod has ramped up its production capacity for the restoration of the colossal losses of the Russian army in Ukraine.

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