BMP-3K Infantry fighting vehicle


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BMP-3K is a command vehicle developed on the basis of BMP-3 IFV and intended to provide command and control over subordinate units, communication with commander of a higher-level unit and accomplish combat missions as an organic part.of combat sub-unit. 

The BMP-3K crew consists of commander of the vehicle, gunner and driver. There are also 3 more working stations (+2 spare seats) provided for commanding officers. 
The main armament of BMP-3K command vehicle includes 100-mm gun - ATGM launcher, 30-mm automatic cannon and 7.62-mm machine gun, all mounted as one unit. With its high fire power and advanced fire control system the BMP-3K command vehicle is able to fight against various types of ground and low flying aerial targets, taking part in combat operations along with the standard BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles. 

As well as other vehicles based on BMP-3 chassis, the command vehicle BMP-3K features high characteristics of mobility, floatability, protection and reliability. BMP-3K is characterized by excellent off-road capabilities, develops 70 km/h speed and moves afloat with 10 km/h speed. 

Command vehicle BMP-3Kcan be fully adapted to operation in hot environment by installation of the forced cooling system of the engine and air conditioning system for the crew. The crew is provided with comfort operational conditions at ambient temperature up to +50° C.

Moreover, the BMP-3K is fitted with the following additional equipment, including:
- TN A-4 navigation equipment;
- additional VHP radio station;
- additional power unit;  
- magnetic aiming circle PAB-2M with azimuth attachment. 

At customer's request, the BMP-3K command vehicle is provided with possibility for installation of command and control system, navigation equipment and communication means currently employed at customer's army. 

The following systems, increasing the vehicle combat capabilities, can be installed on the BMP-3K vehicle at customer's request: 
- new more powerful UTD-32 engine with 660 hp; 
- «Vesna-KΒ» sighting system with thermal imaging camera and AST-B automatic target-tracker; 
- commander's observation device TKN-AI with laser active-pulse illumination or commander's panoramic sight; 
- digital ballistic computer DBC-88; -ATGM loading mechanism; -driver's day/night vision deviceTVK-1; 
- «Arena-» defensive-aid suite, Β«Shtora-1Β» optoelectronic suppression system or explosive reactive armor (ERA) set; 
- additional armorshields; 
- IUSSh-688 chassis information system or EPVO electronic assistantfor the crew;
- KBM-3M2E air conditioner for the manned compartment or air conditioner-power unit. 
Installation of the above equipment provides a considerable improvement of ergonomics, mobility, protection and fire power of the BMP-3K vehicle.



Combat loaded mass, t 18.7+2%
Personnel, persons  
Crew 3
officer working stations 3 (+ 2 spare)
Gun-launcher Rifled, semiautomatic, 2A70
Calibre, mm 100
Rate of fire, rounds/min 10
Maximum firing range, m 4000
Cannon Automatic, 2A72
Calibre, mm 30
Rate of fire, min, rounds/min 300
Maximum firing range, m 4000
Machine gun PKTM
Calibre, mm 7.62
Maximum firing range, m 2000
Ammunition allowance  
100-mm rounds for gun-launcher, pcs. 22
30-mm rounds for automatic cannon, pcs. 500
ATGM, pcs. 3
Cartridges for machine gun, pcs. 2000
Gunner's main sight SOZH-M day, active-passive night, with independent 2-plane field of view stabilization and built-in laser rangefinder
Navigation equipment TNA-4 complex to produce current coordinates, grid azimuth and vehicle destination angle with continuous display of its position on topographic map, automatic
Aiming circle  
Communication means  
Radio station simplex, transceiver, VHP R-173
Radio range, km Up to 40
Receiver VHF R-173P
Radio range, km Up to 20
Power unit  
Model AB1-P28, 5-V-1
Rated power, kW 1
Rated voltage, V 28.5
Rated current, A 35.1
Engine type Two-stroke, carburetor