Myanmar Buying BMP-3 Amphibious infantry fighting vehicle
Myanmar buying Russian made BMP-3 Amphibious infantry fighting vehicle.
BMP-3 has a Price tag of $4 Million.Russian company Tractor Plants received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 model from Myanmar and Morocco, according to the company's spokesperson.
NIZHNY TAGIL (Sputnik) – Morocco and Myanmar will purchase approximately 60 BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, the model's manufacturer announced Friday.
"As of today, we have received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 [model] from Myanmar and Morocco… I cannot disclose the exact amount, but we are talking about somewhere in the region of two battalions," a representative of the Russian company Tractor Plants told RIA Novosti.
The anti-infantry vehicles are manufactured by the Kurganmashzavod company, part of the Tractor Plants machine-building consortium.
The Tractor Plants spokesperson said talks on the purchase of the BMP-3 had not formally commenced but noted that Myanmar had also expressed interest in the BMP-3F version, which has been modified for seaworthiness and buoyancy.
Tractor Plants is one of the many domestic and foreign companies exhibiting at the 10th annual Russia Arms Expo RAE-2015 international arms show, underway in the city of Nizhny Tagil.
|Weight||18.7 tonnes (18.4 long tons; 20.6 short tons)|
|Length||7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)|
|Width||3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)|
|Height||2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)|
|Crew||3 (commander, gunner, driver)
7 troopers (+ 2 additional seats)
|Armor||Aluminium alloy + steel, 35mm+ frontally, all around small arms fire protection|
|100 mm gun/launcher 2A70 (able to fire shells or the 9M117 Bastion ATGM), 30 mm autocannon 2A72|
|3×7.62 mm PKT machine guns|
500 hp (375 kW)
|600 km (370 mi)|
|Speed||72 km/h (45 mph) (road)|
45 km/h (28 mph) (off-road)
10 km/h (6.2 mph) (water)