Media: infantry fighting vehicles will be strengthened with the "Baikal"
MOSCOW, May 30 -. RIA News Corporation "Uralvagonzavod" and JSC "Central Research Institute" Petrel "intend to install on infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, a new 57-mm automatic remotely operated artillery module AU-220M" Baikal ", writes the newspaper" Izvestia ".
BMP complex facilities that will significantly expand the capabilities of combat vehicles, as of today there are no armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, which are able to withstand the shot, "Baikal" in the world, the newspaper notes.
Multifunctional complex equally effectively resists both ground targets and the means of air attacks.
"Baikal" is able to carry up to 120 rounds per minute at a maximum range of 12 kilometers. Ammunition complex make armor-piercing, high-explosive shells and guided missiles.
BMP-3 was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1987, after which the machine repeatedly modernized.