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58th Combined-Arms Army of the Southern Military District Receives New BMP-3 IFVs

04/09/2018
58th Combined-Arms Army of the Southern Military District Receives New BMP-3 IFVs

Within the Southern Military District’s Rearmament Programme, the 58th Combined-Arms Army motorised rifle formation stationed in Dagestan has received the first batch of the newest BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. 

Their first combat test is to take place at the Dalny combined-arms training ground in course of control exercises of the winter combat training period. 

The BMP-3, unlike its predecessors, received a new chassis, engine, weapon system, hydro-mechanical transmission, and improved protection. 

In addition, BMP-3 has water-jet propellers, which are used in crossing water obstacles. 

Date: 
04/09/2018
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Russian Ministry of Defence

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