For many years the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle remains one of the best IFV versions, produced by Kurganmashzavod JSCThe BMP-2 with its simple design, low operation cost and high reparability rates is highly appreciated by the army officials and experts of different countries. Combat efficiency of the BMP-2 vehicle is proved by its successful employment in real combat operations and local conflicts.
However, changes in contemporary battlefield characteristics and operational environment, in principles of the IFV tactical employment and also the improvement of anti-tank weapons have determined the necessity of the complex upgrading of the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle. The developed upgrading package of the BMP-2 IFV aims to improve characteristics of the vehicle fire power, mobility, protection and ergonomics.The BMP-2 upgrade can be fulfilled as an integral package, or as separate options.
The vehicle fire power is improved due to employment of new armament and an advanced fire control system. At present, there have been developed two basic upgrading variants of the standard fire control system.
The first upgrading version comprises installation of PNK-2-42 sighting system with a thermal imaging camera.The system enables to increase target identification range up to 3300 both day and night. Alongside with the sighting system, an ATGM launching system can be employed. It is kinematically connected to the gunner's main sight and has two ready-to-fire missiles, thus increasing target hit probability and decreasing preparation time for the next shot.
The second upgrading version comprises installation of BPK-3-42 gunner's sight together with 30-mm automatic grenade launcher AG-17 within the weapons system. The employment of the AG-17 automatic grenade launcher, which ensures gazing and high-fire trajectory, results in 1.9-times increase of the BMP-2 weapon system capabilities of engaging enemy targets.
Mobility characteristics of the upgraded vehicle can be improved by installation of a new turbocharged engine UTD-23T of increased power (360 hp) instead of the standard UTD-20 engine. There are also newly designed running gear elements with improved characteristics (road wheels with increased load-carrying capacity, improved torsion bars, power-consuming shock absorbers and tracks with highway shoes). All of the.above ensures better manoeuvrability, smooth running and average movement speed on unpaved road of 40-50 km/h.
The upgrading package also includes installation of TVK-1 combined (day/night) driver's vision device, which allows both day and night observation without replacement of the device, and thus considerably improves the driver's capabilities as compared with the standard TVNE-1 PA vision device.
In order to enhance protection of the BMP-2 vehicle, the auxiliary armour shields (total mass 865 kg) can be installed onto the sides of the vehicle hull. The installation provides protection of the vehicle side against 12.7-mm armour-piercing bullets fired at any angle from 150 m distance.The bottom protection of the power plant and the driving compartments against destructive effect of antipersonnel mines is ensured by anti-mine bottom plates.
Habitability of the crew and troopers is improved by installation of KBM-2 air conditioner, which ensures comfortable environment inside the vehicle with the ambient temperature up to +50Β°C.
The BMP-2 upgrading package provides for maximum increase of combat efficiency with minimum expenses. Various options and combinations of the upgrading elements can satisfy the requirements of any customer.
|Type||tracked, armoured, amphibious|
|Combat loaded weight, t||16|
|Crew, persons||3 (commander, gunner, driver)|
|Transportability||The vehicle can be transported by rail, trailer, cargo aircraft or vessel|
|Main overall dimensions|
|Length (with main cannon forward), mm||6735|
|Width (over tracks), mm||2850|
|Height (over device spotlight), mm||2450|
|Ground clearance, mm||420|
|Type||UTD-23, six-cylinder, four-stroke, multi-fuel with direct fuel injection, liquid-cooled, turbocharged 265 (360)|
|Maximum power, kW (h.p.)||265 (360)|
|Maximum movement speed on highway, km/h:|
|Average movement speed on dry unpaved road, km/h||40-50|
|Maximum speed afloat, km/h||7|
|Cruising range, km||550-600|
|Vertical obstacle, m||0.7|
|Water approach angle, deg||30|
|Water departure angle, deg||25|
|Minimum rate of fire, rounds/min||550|
|Maximum range of aimed fire at ground targets, m||4000|
|Machine gun (coaxially mounted with 2A42 cannon)||PKTM|
|Rate of fire, rounds/min||700-800|
|Maximum range of aimed fire, m||2000|
|Grenade launcher||AG-17, automatic|
|Rate of fire, rounds/min||350-400|
|Maximum range of aimed fire, m||1750|
|ATGM system||KONKURS, KONKURS-M, KORNET-E|
|ATGM launcher||with one or two ready-to-fire missiles|
|Rounds for 2A42 cannon, pcs||500|
|Cartridges for PKTM machine gun, pcs.||2000 (in belt)|
|Number of ATGM, pcs.||4|
|Rounds for AG-1 7 grenade launcher, pcs.||250 (it belt)|
|Fire control system|
|Day vision channel|
|field of view, deg||5|
|Thermal imaging channel|
|Spectral band range, km||8-12|
|Field of view, deg|
|wide||9 x 6.75|
|narrow||3 x 2.25|
|zoom||1.5 x 1.12|
|Target identification range, m||3300|
|Measured range, m||5000|
|Range measurement accuracy, m||Β±10|
|ATGM guiding channel|
|Guidance range at daytime, m:|
|for KORNET-E Β ATGM||Up to 5500|
|for KONKURS and KONKURS-M||Up to 4000|
|Guidance range at night, m||Up to 3500|
binocular, combined (day, active-passive night)
|field of view, deg.||10|
|field of view, deg.||6o40'|
|Vision range at night, m:|
|Commander's vision device||TKN-AI, binocular, combined (day, active-passive night with laser active-pulse illumination)|
|Target vision range, m:|
|Field of view, deg.:|
|Driver's vision device||TVK-1, periscopic, combined (day/night), binocular, passive|
|Road detection range, m||1000|
|Track identification range, m||700|
|Refrigerating capacity, kW||7|