Defense Ministry of Russia could invest more money to develop the new BMP-3 Dragoon Dragun IFV 13009154

Military Defense Industry Technology - BMP-3 Dragoon (Dragun)
 
Defense Ministry of Russia could invest more money to develop the new BMP-3 Dragoon Dragun IFV.
According to Tractor Plants Concern official, the Russian Defense Ministry could allocate extra funding for developing the new version of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, under the name of BMP-3 Dragoon or Dragun. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time during the Russia Arms Expo 2015 that took place in Nizhny Tagil (Russia) from the 9 to 12 September 2015.
     
According to Tractor Plants Concern official, the Russian Defense Ministry could allocate extra funding for developing the new version of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, under the name of BMP-3 Dragoon or Dragun. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time during the Russia Arms Expo 2015 that took place in Nizhny Tagil (Russia) from the 9 to 12 September 2015. BMP-3 Dragoon (Dragun) at Russia Arms Expo 2015, defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. (Picture copyright Army Recognition)
     
"The Defense Ministry is interested in those vehicles," said Bakov first vice president and co-owner of the Tractor Plants Concern. "Once we’re through with the trials, we’ll hold talks with them."

He added that the Dragoon has no imported components. The newly developed version also differs from the baseline BMP-3 in that its powerplant is located in front and the troops compartment is fitted with a ramp. The Dragoon could be fitted with a turret armed with 2A70 100mm caliber gun, 2A72 automatic 30mm gun and PKT 7.62mm caliber machinegun.

This new variant of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle fitted with the Dragun unmanned fighting module and powerpack located in the front has several advantages compared to series-production BMP-3 vehicles.

The location of the engine, an UTD-32 four-stroke, direct fuel injection with gas-turbine supercharging engine developing 816 hp, in the vehicle front increases appreciably the squad protection against conventional weapons. Location of the 8 troopers at the rear and the new hydraulic ramp improve landing forces dismounting and embarkation conditions with the vehicle on the move at a speed of up to 10km/h. The location of fuel tanks in the vehicle rear increases fire safety.
     
According to Tractor Plants Concern official, the Russian Defense Ministry could allocate extra funding for developing the new version of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, under the name of BMP-3 Dragoon or Dragun. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time during the Russia Arms Expo 2015 that took place in Nizhny Tagil (Russia) from the 9 to 12 September 2015. The engine of the BMP-3 Dragoon is located at the front and the rear of the hull is fitted with an hydraulic ramp.
 

 

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