Intended to increase fire power, mobility and protection of motorized infantry and armoured units, fire support subdivisions, marines, coastguard and special purpose forces in various conditions of tactical employment.
Unsurpassed fire power, unique armament system
Effective protection of troopers and crew
High off-road performance and manoeuvrability
Capability to move afloat
Strategic mobility is ensured due to the vehicle transportability by aircraft, sea and landing crafts.
Tactical mobility is boosted by sufficient cruising range, excellent cross-country ability, high maximum and average movement speeds, capability to negotiate water obstacles and long-time stay afloat without additional preparation.
The vehicle features constant readiness for alternations of warfare scenario.
Impressive fire power is ensured by the unique armament system: a 100-mm gun-launcher, a 30-mm automatic gun, three 7.62 mm machine guns, an automated fire control system, and munitions of enhanced lethality.
It enables the vehicle to conduct fire with similar efficiency while moving both afloat and overland enjoying all the advantages of the weapons system and a wide range of ammunition allowance to engage various targets.
The BMP-3 armoured hull and turret are made of aluminium alloys. The most vulnerable sections are protected by spaced armour ensuring state-of-the art ballistic protection level which meets modern requirements for similar-type vehicles.
On highway forward
On highway backward
Average speed on unpaved dry road
Cruising range on highway
Ultimate height of operation
by train, motor, sea, and air
100-mm gun-launcher 2A70
30-mm automatic gun 2A72
7.62-mm machine gun
Practical rate of fire from 100-mm gun-launcher 2A70
Rate of fire from 30-mm gun
Maximum range of aimed fire
100-mm gun-launcher (projectiles)
100-mm gun-launcher (ATGM)
30-mm automatic gun
Zones of fire
HE rounds for 100-mm gun-launcher
40 (22 in automatic loader conveyor) pcs
ATGMs for 100-mm gun-launcher
Cartridges for 30-mm automatic gun
With HEI projectiles
With APT projectiles
Cartridges for 7.62 mm machine guns PKTM (in belts)
diesel four-stroke, liquid-cooled
331 (450) kW (hp)
hydromechanical, four-speed, with power takeoff to water jets
independent, torsion bar, 6 hydraulic shock absorbers
differential, with hydrostatic drive
Track adjusting mechanism
remotely controlled from driver's station and with tension force indication