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https://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/842215.html

 

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   "Kharkiv Morozov Design Bureau", a member of GC "Ukroboronprom," is working on the creation of combat vehicles of a new generation, which should enter the arsenal of the Ukrainian army in the 2020s. Designers and engineers of KMDB are now focused on the creation of BMP-U, a new infantry fighting vehicle, which should replace BMP-1 and BMP-2.

   "KhMDB" has already developed the design documentation, and the prototype production and the initial test complex will be held in 2019. BMP-U is designed for transportation and fire support of land units. It provides reliable protection for the crew consisting of 3 members and 7 soldiers.

   According to calculations, the level of protection of BMP-U is 10-12% higher than BTR-4. In addition, the engine-transmission compartment is located in the front of the hull, ensuring a greater level of protection for the crew.

 

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   For the BMP-U armament, a new BM-8 combat module with improved characteristics was chosen. It is equipped with a 30-mm automatic cannon, an automatic grenade launcher, a machine gun, and also have guided anti-tank missiles "Barrier". BMP-U is built on a modular basis, with the possibility of using a base platform for a whole family of tracked vehicles. Thanks to this, commander's, HQ, reconnaissance, medical, repair and evacuation and other machines will be created on the basis of BMP-B.

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Also, KMDB is working to create a prospective new generation tank.

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and automation of most processes to reduce the number of crew members from three people to two.

 

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