Sunday, June 30, 2019

BMP-2M Infantry Fighting Vehicle deliveries underway...

via Janes.
The Russian military is upgrading its fleet of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the BMP-2M Berezhok standard, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) source told Jane's at the Army 2019 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka near Moscow on 25-30 June.

"Following agreement on the delivery of 540 upgraded BMP-2Ms to the MoD signed in the autumn of 2017, we have started to receive Berezhok IFVs, and in recent months deliveries have gained momentum," the source said on 27 June.

The military has already received 70 BMP-2Ms, which have been issued to field units, according to the source. "The MoD is trying to balance the armour capabilities of its military districts.
Nice upgrade but have you noticed something?  The Russians have a TON OF DIFFERENT variants of APCs/IFVs doing the same job.  No way that can be considered logistically advantageous.

Export.  All these models might dot the Russian military but its with an eye toward export.

It's the only thing that makes sense.

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