The BMP-2 Infantry fighting vehicle is intended to increase mobility, fire power and protection of the infantry in battle field conditions and when the weapons of mass destruction are used.
The BMP-2 design features classical layout with the front location of the power plant compartment, with the driving compartment to the left of it. Two-men (a commander and a gunner) fighting compartment is located in the centre of the vehicle. The troop compartment is in the rear of the BMP-2. Troopers disembark from the vehicle through the rear door.
From the moment of the full-scale production beginning and till now the BMP-2 vehicle has been coming into service of the Russian army and armies of other countries. It is the main infantry fighting vehicle of infantry units.