Russia Unveils Robotic BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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Russia Unveils Robotic BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
BPM-3 robotic IFV at Army 2022 @Rostec

Rostec has presented the robotic version of the BPM-3 infantry fighting vehicle at the Army-2022 event.

Modernization of the machine is carried out at Kurganmashzavod with the participation of the All-Russian Research Institute "Signal" - both enterprises are part of the "High Precision Complexes" holding. The main feature of the new version is the ability to work without a crew: the functions of the driver and gunner are robotic, Rostec said in a release.

The Sinitsa module, installed on a robotic infantry fighting vehicle, has already been presented at the forum as part of the BMD-4M2 airborne combat vehicle. As weapons, it uses a 30-mm 2A72 automatic cannon, a 7.62-mm PKTM machine gun and a 100-mm 2A70 gun, which can also be used to launch ATGMs. The fundamental difference between the "Tit" and earlier modules is a modern panoramic sight with a thermal imaging channel that provides a 360º view day and night.

Thanks to an automated loading mechanism, a digital fire control system and an electric drive of the controls, the new machine can be controlled remotely using a remote control. This makes it possible to use the robotic BMP-3 in dangerous and difficult situations where the risk to personnel is too high. The developments of the State Corporation's enterprises make it possible to robotize other existing models of equipment, which significantly reduces costs and makes these projects promising for the Russian army.

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