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    Post  GarryB Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:39 am

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    franco wrote:Read an article in the past couple of days in which it was stated there were 150 of these ordered.

    Is there already an official version name for this vehicle? Does it have the engine at the front as the Manul?

    The dark thin rectangle above the rear road wheel and rear sprocket looks like the engine exhaust which indicates a rear mounted engine...
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    Post  LMFS Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:56 am

    GarryB wrote:The dark thin rectangle above the rear road wheel and rear sprocket looks like the engine exhaust which indicates a rear mounted engine...

    It is confusing, the rectangle is there also in the Manul and Dragun with forward mounted engine...
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    Post  George1 Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:36 am

    The delivery of more than 100 new machines was planned for the year
    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12287923@egNews

    The annual delivery plan was completed ahead of schedule in September
    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=538050&lang=RU

    in September, the 467th training center received a batch of cars


    In December, three motorized rifle battalions of the 103rd motorized rifle regiment of the 150th motorized rifle division completed the development of new BMP-3 vehicles (more than 100 pieces of equipment)

    https://function.mil.ru/for_media/events/details.htm?id=6475@morfSimpleEvent

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4211202.html

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    Post  lancelot Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:54 am

    A nice addition until Kurganets enters production.
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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:50 am

    Those smoke grenades launched at the end seemed to go off rather too high up in the air... perhaps they are intended to be used to hide from airpower?

    Or they were not angled properly?
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    Post  Cheetah Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:38 am

    I recall seeing a video, circa 2015. It was one of the performances at the Russian Arms Expo. I think it was either a T-90 or T-72 that fired the smoke canisters in a very similar fashion, at a similar angle, but instead of providing a small puff of smoke that hung in the air and floated away, it sent a generous curtain of smoke streamers downwards, obscuring everything between the detonation point and the ground, with a decent bit of left-to-right coverage as well. My guess would be that that's what this was supposed to do... but didn't.
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    Post  calripson Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:17 am

    lancelot wrote:A nice addition until Kurganets enters production.

    What is the status of Kurganets? No contracts yet?
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    Post  George1 Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:35 pm

    To replace the BMP-2: A large batch of new BMP-3 entered service with the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps

    A large batch of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles entered the Pacific Marine Corps fleet... This is reported by the Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps unit stationed in the Primorsky Territory has received40 new BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. The equipment was delivered as part of the state defense order in accordance with the rearmament plan for modern models of military equipment. The cars were delivered to Vladivostok by rail.

    Immediately about 40 new combat vehicles were delivered to Vladivostok by rail, unloaded and transported by special equipment to the place of permanent deployment
    - said in a statement.

    The press service clarified that the received BMP-3 will replace the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles that were in service with the Marines. Earlier, as part of the rearmament of the Pacific Fleet marines, deployed in Primorye and Kamchatka, armored personnel carriers BTR-82A and Tanks T-80BV.

    Last year it was reported that the marines will receive the BMP-3F, a "marine" modification of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, which is more buoyant.

    The BMP-3F is equipped with a lightweight water-reflecting flap, a telescopic air intake pipe, and water-reflecting flaps on the tower. Able to move on water with waves of three points, and with 2 points to conduct aimed fire. The speed afloat is 10 km / h, with the engine running, it can be in the water for up to 7 hours.

    https://en.topwar.ru/181550-na-zamenu-bmp-2-krupnaja-partija-novyh-bmp-3-postupila-na-vooruzhenie-morskoj-pehoty-tof.html

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    Post  LMFS Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:09 pm

    Rostec to equip BMP-3 with new engine

    A new commander's thermal panoramic sight is also planned to be installed on the Russian infantry fighting vehicle

    MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. The Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle will receive an improved UTD-32T engine, and it is also planned to install a new commander's thermal panoramic sight. This was reported to TASS in the arms complex of the rostec state Corporation.

    "We plan to equip the BMP-3 with a power plant using the UTD-32T engine. It will be more powerful than its predecessor - it has 660 HP. This will allow you to start the engine faster, change its operating modes faster, and make the car more maneuverable, "Rostec said.

    In turn, the press service of the high-Precision complexes holding, which is part of rostec, reported that there are plans to equip the vehicle with a commander's thermal panoramic sight. The company also noted that new communication systems are being installed on the combat vehicle. "The means of communication are constantly being improved, this happens in accordance with the requirements of the military," the press service noted. According to the holding, serial BMP-3s supplied to the Russian Ministry of defense are equipped with an additional protection kit.

    The "high-Precision complexes" noted that the infantry fighting vehicle has a great modernization potential, the process of its improvement and modernization will continue, and the BMP-3 will remain in service for a long time. At the same time, work is underway to modernize its marine version, the BMP - 3F. "The improvement and modernization of this vehicle is carried out in parallel with the main version of the BMP," the press service added.

    The BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle was put into service in 1987. The machine has a mass of more than 18 tons and can float. The main armament of the BMP is a 100-mm rifled gun capable of firing guided missiles, with a 30-mm automatic gun paired with it.

    According to the expert community, the BMP-3 has the most powerful weapons system in the world. The UTD-32T engine is an upgrade of the UTD-29 engine, which is considered more powerful, reliable and energy efficient. It is equipped with turbocharging, which allows you to significantly increase the dynamic properties of the car.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/11054899

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    Post  The_Observer Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:59 pm

    George1 wrote:To replace the BMP-2: A large batch of new BMP-3 entered service with the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps

    A large batch of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles entered the Pacific Marine Corps fleet... This is reported by the Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps unit stationed in the Primorsky Territory has received40 new BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. The equipment was delivered as part of the state defense order in accordance with the rearmament plan for modern models of military equipment. The cars were delivered to Vladivostok by rail.

    Immediately about 40 new combat vehicles were delivered to Vladivostok by rail, unloaded and transported by special equipment to the place of permanent deployment
    - said in a statement.

    The press service clarified that the received BMP-3 will replace the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles that were in service with the Marines. Earlier, as part of the rearmament of the Pacific Fleet marines, deployed in Primorye and Kamchatka, armored personnel carriers BTR-82A and Tanks T-80BV.

    Last year it was reported that the marines will receive the BMP-3F, a "marine" modification of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, which is more buoyant.

    The BMP-3F is equipped with a lightweight water-reflecting flap, a telescopic air intake pipe, and water-reflecting flaps on the tower. Able to move on water with waves of three points, and with 2 points to conduct aimed fire. The speed afloat is 10 km / h, with the engine running, it can be in the water for up to 7 hours.

    https://en.topwar.ru/181550-na-zamenu-bmp-2-krupnaja-partija-novyh-bmp-3-postupila-na-vooruzhenie-morskoj-pehoty-tof.html

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    Post  LMFS Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:30 pm

    Motorized riflemen of the Kantemirovskaya tank division will replace the BMP-2 with the BMP-3

    Motorized rifles of the 4th Guards tank The Kantemirovsk divisions will be rearmed, replacing the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles with the BMP-3. The receipt of new equipment will begin next year.

    The Ministry of Defense decided to re-equip the 423rd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Yampol Regiment, as well as motorized rifle battalions from the Kantemirovskaya Tank Division, with BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. Reportedly "News", the arrival of new equipment is planned from the beginning of 2022, first the 423 regiment will be rearmed, then the turn will come to the battalions. The timing of rearmament will depend on the rate of delivery of the BMP-3. Currently, motorized riflemen are armed with BMP-2.

    The decision to re-equip was made to strengthen the firepower of the motorized rifle division, which is the strike force of the Western Military District. The tankers are armed with more than two hundred T-80 tanks with gas turbine engines. It is planned that the BMP-3 with its weapons and enhanced protection will be able to better support tanks in the event of a military conflict than the already outdated BMP-2.

    The BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicle is armed with a 100mm gun - a 2A70 launcher with a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon and a 7,62mm PKTM machine gun. BMP is designed to transport personnel to the front line, increase the mobility, armament and security of military personnel on the battlefield in conditions of the use of nuclear weapons and joint actions with tanks in battle.

    In early April, Rostec announced the modernization of the BMP-3, during which the car will receive a new UTD-32T engine with a capacity of 660 hp. and a thermal imaging panoramic sight of the commander.

    https://en.topwar.ru/182440-motostrelki-kantemirovskoj-tankovoj-divizii-smenjat-bmp-2-na-bmp-3.html

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    Post  franco Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:56 pm

    Makes you wonder were that evaluation and training regiment of Armata's go to come year's end?
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    Post  George1 Mon May 10, 2021 1:11 pm

    At the parade in the city of Tula, for the first time, they showed a promising mobile reconnaissance station PRP-5 based on the BMP-3, developed as part of the Mars-2000 ROC program

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    Post  franco Wed May 12, 2021 12:25 pm

    A large batch of new BMP-3 entered service with the army corps in Kaliningrad

    A large batch of new BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles entered service with the Western Military District. The press service of the Western Military District announced the arrival of the equipment.

    According to the report, the batch of BMP-3 entered service with the motorized rifle regiment of the army corps of the Baltic Fleet stationed in Kaliningrad. In total, 30 combat vehicles were delivered to the regiment as part of the state defense order in accordance with the rearmament plan for modern models of military equipment.

    The BMP-3 received a new chassis, engine, weapon system, hydromechanical transmission, and significantly improved crew protection. (...) water jets are installed on the machine (...) - the message says.

    It is reported that the regiment's servicemen have already begun to master the new equipment and soon the infantry fighting vehicles will be involved in the combat training of personnel.

    Earlier, the military department confirmed plans for rearmament from BMP-2 to BMP-3 units and subdivisions of the Western Military District. Rearmament will depend on the pace of delivery of new and modernized vehicles. In addition, it was announced about the further modernization of the BMP-3 with the installation of a new engine and observation devices.

    The BMP-3M infantry fighting vehicle is armed with a 100mm gun - a 2A70 launcher with a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon and a 7.62mm PKTM machine gun. The BMP is designed to transport personnel to the front line, increase the mobility, armament and security of servicemen on the battlefield in the conditions of the use of nuclear weapons and joint actions with tanks in battle.

    https://covid36qdxuptbodqslievhsl4-ac4c6men2g7xr2a-topwar-ru.translate.goog/182852-krupnaja-partija-novyh-bmp-3-postupila-na-vooruzhenie-armejskogo-korpusa-v-kaliningrade.html

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    Post  George1 Wed May 12, 2021 3:28 pm

    The 7th separate motorized rifle regiment in the Kaliningrad region received new BMP-3

    Freshly released BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle at the Parade in the city of Kurgan, May 9, 2021 source - Administration of the city of Kurgan https://kurgan-city.ru/city/info/news/916/1124506/

    According to the press service of the Western Military District https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12360844@egNews - The [7th separate] motorized rifle regiment of the [11th] army corps of the Baltic fleet, stationed in Kaliningrad, received more than 30 modern infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3. Military personnel will begin to master the new technique at the beginning of the summer training period. The new vehicles were delivered as part of the rearmament program.

    Since the beginning of the year, several batches of BMP-3 vehicles have been delivered to the troops.

    In January 2021, a batch of more than 20 BMP-3 units was received by the 42nd motorized rifle division stationed in Chechnya (presumably the 70th motorized rifle regiment) https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12333965@egNews

    On April 2, 2021, forty BMP-3F units arrived in Vladivostok by train to re-equip a battalion of the 155th Marine Brigade https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12352189@egNews

    In the 4th Kantemirovskaya Tank Division (Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Region), according to the announced plans, motorized rifle battalions are being rearmed with new BMP-3 and BTR-82A vehicles - https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12357942@egNews

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4306993.html

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:44 pm

    A new batch of BMP-3F entered service with the Marine Corps of the Pacific Fleet. 

    The Marine Corps of the Pacific Fleet is being re-equipped with a "marine" modification of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. According to the press service of the Pacific Fleet, a new batch of BMP-3F entered service with the Marines.

    According to the report, one of the brigades of the Marine corps of the Pacific Fleet received ten infantry fighting vehicles in a special version of the BMP-3F. When the equipment was received is not specified, but practical training with personnel on the development of new equipment will be held on June 16 at the Bamburovo training ground in the Primorsky Territory.

    The BMP-3F is equipped with a lightweight water-reflecting shield, a telescopic air intake pipe, and water-reflecting shields on the tower. It is able to move on the water with a wave of three points, and at 2 points to conduct aimed fire. The speed afloat is 10 km / h, with the engine running, it can stay in the water for up to 7 hours.

    Source: Topwar

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    Post  Mir Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:21 pm

    BMP-3F prototype scanned from a brochure
    Nice to see the Naval Infantry is getting some new toys.
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    Post  flamming_python Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:46 pm

    They're already in service with the Indonesian Marines

    And apparently the Indonesians have been praising the thing and ordered more recently, always a good sign

    Nice to see the Russian Naval Infantry finally get a new provisionally successful model into service, rather than being fed with more renders and concepts as usual

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:10 pm

    Deliveries of BMP-3 and BMP-3F this year:
    - 20 units to the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division in the Southern Military District;
    - 40 (or 30) pieces to the 155th Marine Brigade in the Eastern Military District;
    - 30 units in the 7th Motorized Rifle Regiment in the Western Military District;
    - 10 units in the 155th (and then earlier 30 were put there), or in the 40th brigade of the Marine Corps of the Eastern Military District.

    In fact, in less than 6 months, the number of BMP-3s in the army has increased by a quarter.
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    Post  franco Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:52 pm

    I suspect the last 10 are part of the 40 (or 30) pieces to the 155th Marine Brigade in the Eastern Military District. Probably the first company retrained and operational with them. Apparently all the Naval Infantry brigades are forming a third battalion and they will be equipped with the BMP-3F or 1 battalion of BMP-3F per brigade to go with the present 2 battalions of BTR-82A's.

    Presently 2 Motor Rifle brigades, 3 regiments and 1-3 battalions are equipped with the BMP-3.

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