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    BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

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    franco
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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  franco on Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:06 pm

    580 BMP-2's to receive a light modernization;

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/08/27/russia-to-partially-overhaul-its-bmp-2-infantry-fighting-vehicle-fleet/

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:28 am

    Army will purchase "Berezhok"

    The fighting compartment "Berezhok" for infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2 and BMP-3 in the near future will start shipping in the Russian Armed Forces, not only for export, told reporters on Friday the company chief designer "Shcheglovsky shaft" (part of the NGO "Precision complexes ") Oleg Sitnikov.
    "The fighting compartment" Berezhok ", which is currently only available for export in the near future will be made for the Russian army," - Sitnikov said.


    Hopefully for the 580 BMP-2 slated for modernization from the previous post.

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  Militarov on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:10 pm

    franco wrote:580 BMP-2's to receive a light modernization;

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/08/27/russia-to-partially-overhaul-its-bmp-2-infantry-fighting-vehicle-fleet/







    I presume

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:31 pm

    So they just demonstrated brand new remote controlled turret and now they're buying late 1990's turret. OK.

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  kopyo-21 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:24 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:So they just demonstrated brand new remote controlled turret and now 7they're buying late 1990's turret. OK.
    Remotely controlled turret has its own pros & coins and much more expensive than man controlled turret. This solution is reasonable and not so bad for an old platform like BMP-2.

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:15 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:So they just demonstrated brand new remote controlled turret and now they're buying late 1990's turret. OK.

    Cheap modernization makes sense, it's better to save money to acquire more K-25's. No amount of money spent for modernizing BMP-2 will give it K-25 performance.

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    Re: BMP-1/BMP-2 Upgrades and Variants

    Post  GarryB on Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:12 am

    Remote control turrets make sense for the new vehicles with unmanned turrets but make little sense with previous generation vehicles.

    On a Boomerang or Kurganets or Armata an unmanned robot turret is normal as the crew are in the hull under the heaviest armour.

    On the BMP-2 there is no room in the hull for the gunner and the commander... it has a drivers position next to the engine and what was the commanders position behind him with the gunner in the turret as with the BMP-1, but moving the commander back into the hull and having no where for the gunner to sit is a step backwards.

    Remote turrets make sense for UGVs and the new generation vehicles but not as an upgrade to an old type.


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