General description

The BREM-L ensures

  • Extraction of bogged-in vehicles
  • Self-extraction in case of bogging-in
  • Towing of controlled and uncontrolled vehicles under various terrain conditions and afloat
  • Repair works (including electric-welding cutting operations with steel and aluminium alloys) intended for vehicles evacuation
  • Hoisting operations for partial lifting of vehicles during evacuation, repair and replacement of units and assemblies (including turrets and power packs), and when its own power pack is replaced
  • Moving with a weight (including the turret) on the crane hook within the repair ground
  • Conveyance of spare parts (including the power pack)
  • Excavation works when arranging repair grounds and for ground removing in case of extraction of vehicles

Two water jet propellers enable the vehicle to develop 10 km/h speed afloat and ensure excellent manoeuvrability. Due to the antisurge vane and the telescopic air intake tube, the BREM-L stably moves afloat at Sea State 3 and tows lightweight vehicles. The BREM-L vehicle easily comes ashore at Sea State 3. It can stay in water with the cut-in and shut-down engine for a long time with all the vehicles systems retain their serviceability.

Based on the BMP-3 chassis, the BREM-L recovery vehicle is fully unified with the BMP-3 IFV. It features similar characteristics of mobility, protection and survivability. All of the above makes the BREM-L vehicle one of the best examples of lightweight recovery vehicles.


Type full-tracked, armoured, amphibious
Combat weight 18.7 +2% t
Personnel capacity
Crew 3 persons
Spare 2 persons
Engine, type UTD-29T, four-stroke, multi fuel, liquid cooled
Gross power 331 (450) kW (h.p.)
Overall dimensions
Length (over hull) 7640 mm
Width (over tracks) 3150 mm
Height (over turret top) 2350 mm
Ground clearance 450 mm
Maximum speed
On highway, forward 70 km/h
On highway, backward 20 km/h
Afloat 9 km/h
Average speed on dry unpaved road 45-50 km/h
Average towing speed 20 km/h
Cruising range on highway 600 km
Transportability by rail, motor, air and sea transport
Negotiable obstacles
Gradient 35 deg
Side slope 20 deg
Trench 2.5 m
Vertical obstacle 0.8 m
Approach angle 30 deg
Departure angle 25 deg
Machine gun (mounted on revolving hatch) PKTM
Number 1 pcs
Calibre 7.62 mm
Maximum firing range 2000 m
Cartridges for machine gun 1000 pcs
Recovery equipment
Crane derrick, full-swing
Type of drive hydraulic, mechanical
Load-carrying capacity 5 or 11 (with double pulley block) t
Maximum swing radius 4852 m
Pulling winch mechanical
Type of drive hydraulic
Maximum pulling force 140-160 kN
Rope operating length 150 m
Plow-dozer used for entrenching, excavation works and moving afloat
Blade width 3150 mm
Type of drive hydraulic
Maximum penetration depth 340 mm
Electric welding equipment used for welding and cutting of steel and aluminium alloys
Welding method semi-automatic electric arc, manual
Cargo platform all-metal, removable with right-hand and rear flaps
Load-carrying capacity on land 1.7 t
Load-carrying capacity afloat 0.3 t


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