Russian Military Equipment Producer Showcases BMP-3 Vehicle With Remote Controlled Weapon Station

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On June 1, the Russian machine building company “Uralvagonzavod” released a video showing a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle with an AU-220M BAJKAL remote controlled weapon statio.

The AU-220M is armed with BM-57 57mm automatic cannon, which can fire two types of 57 mm ammunition: 53-UBR-281U armor-piercing tracer rounds and 53-ERM-281U fragmentation tracer rounds. The weapon’s firing range is up to 12 km while the rate of fire is 120 rounds per minute.

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  • Daniel Miller

    I wont want to be a infantry man or a APC crewman faceing one of these things…

    • Smaug

      I wouldn’t either. Unless I had something like a javelin or mortar, then I try to get in close to hit a sweet spot.

      • Daniel Miller

        The closer you get the bigger the chance you die this thing outranges the Javelin by 8km and what are you planing on doing with a mortar? Scratch its paint? This is not a BMP-1 or BMP-2 MTLB chaccy mortars wont do jack shit to it. This thing outranges even the Hellfire on the AH 64 and AH1 variants. 8km vs 12km.

        • Smaug

          Do you want me to give you a crash course of anti-tank tactics? Range among other things can become irrelevant with the effective use of cover, concealment, terrain, surprise, ambush, and speed. Also it is not necessary to obliterate the vehicle, only disable it. And remember that a soldier is a team member, it is often necessary to take extreme risks for the good of the mission. Although it would be preferable to take this out with an A-10, which specializes in turning tank battalions into scrap metal.

          • Daniel Miller

            “Range among other things can become irrelevant with the effective use of cover, concealment, terrain, surprise, ambush, and speed” yea that may have been the more effective back in the 90’s but modern armored vehicles are all equiped with powerful TWS’s as well as laser warning recivers the moment some smart ass with a Javelin trys to lock on for example this he will get turned into tomato soup since the Javelins laser range finder will give away his position.
            Mortars cant really disable vehicles (other then soft skinned ones) unless its a 120mm mortar the chances are slim (not to mention you need to actually hit it with the round witch is a very hard task in active combat).
            Also no putting a A10 up agains tanks battalions will just get it blown out of the sky this + other mobile air defense systems like the Panstir-S1 as well as the Tunguska-M not only can they shoot down aircraft but the missiles they fire and bombs they drop.
            This is no gulf war vs inbreed arabs whom have no idea what they are doing.

          • Smaug
          • Daniel Miller

            This is comeing from a person whom thinks the gulf wars are good representations of Russian military equipment in use?
            Thats like me saying the Saudis are useing all of the US equipment in a good way too :D.

          • RichardD

            They out gun everything in their class, and have raised the bar for apcs. And with Verbas, if air cover is an issue, and proper recon can be highly effective.

          • Smaug

            Military art and science is to much for a comment forum like this, suffice it to say that there is no simple way to measure the value of any weapon.
            You say outgun everything, but there is no equivalent to the BMP outside of Russia. It has a pretty large caliber gun for an APC but an APC is basically an armored taxi, no a MBT. The closest thing to the BMP is the Bradley, which has TOW missiles and a range of recon/communications equipment. The Bradley can be hard to classify because it was designed to be A) cost effective support for the Abrams & B) the big gun for scout companies & C) a high performing APC. The Bradley has greater performance but is more expensive.

            Then you have to factor in cost limitations (so many factories can only produce a given quantity of vehicles), so that a cheaper vehicle may give more bang for the buck. So in the end, the Russians are using a different doctrine than the US because they are faced with a different range of battlefield problems. But I personally think that BMP concept is not well suited to realistic battle scenarios.

          • RichardD

            An apc is an apc. They come in all shapes and sizes. This one outguns all others with it’s 57mm auto cannon. If there’s something else even close, I’m not aware of it. There have been tests using 30mm rotary cannon, but not current production models. Why don’t you think that it would be an effective battlefield weapon?

            Russian equipment is designed for the Russian military first and export second. The Russian sat net is highly advanced. An apc like this is capable of being fully integrated into it. Which enhances it’s capabilities considerably as long as the net up link is functional.

      • Joe Dirt

        US Marines are about to be equipment with the new Switchblade drone making these vehicles obsolete.

        • Smaug

          Not quite obsolete, I mean the tanks remains useful even after bazookas and armor piercing rounds got invented. The Switchblade shouldn’t be underestimated and it does allow for some interesting tactics, though.

          • Joe Dirt

            Bazookas where limited in every aspect. The Switchblade will be in every Marines backpack. I don’t think tanks will be obsolete anytime soon, but with technology advancing far faster than the military imagined who know what the next modern War will look like….drones, drones, or robots Terminator style…

        • RichardD

          The army has had them since 2012 and they can be taken down with Pantsirs.

  • Smaug

    I never really agreed with the BMP design, because that cannon isn’t big enough to take out anything major and makes thing cramped for the soldiers inside. It’s inefficient, but it does hold to the old Soviet doctrine that every vehicle do their own security instead of making use of escorts (the Russians even have armed cargo planes).

    • Jesus

      The 57MM cannon would shred Bradleys and Strikers every day, BMP 3 also is available with a 100MM cannon that can serve as a ATGM launcher and a 30MM cannon that can can take care of everything except heavy MBT. BMP3 also comes equipped with dual launchers of Chrysantenum supersonic missiles that would shred M1A2 every day.

      • Smaug

        You say shred when you mean pierce. Upgrading the BMP to carry a TOW copycat would be a major improvement but keep in mind that would basically turn this into a Bradley minus the hodgepodge of electronics.

        • Daniel Miller

          TOW copycat? What? The ataka is a heavy ATGM its only made to be mounted on aircraft and some armored vheichels unlike a TOW witch is a man portable system. Also the basic BMP3 already has a ATGM launcher (its gun) as well as 100mm HE F sheels and a 30mm auto cannon. And by no means dose the BMP 3 have less electronics then the Bradly all BMP 3’s (includeing the ones in service) have or will have new FCS installed.

          • Smaug

            Well, good point. I should have said Russian version of a TOW.
            As for the other bit, the Bradley is also intended for recon and/or support of tank companies. There isn’t time for the technical details but much Russia tech is still trying to catch up from Soviet junk (Russia’s geography causes chronic budget issues). The disparity can be shown by the Kuwaiti War.

          • Jesus

            Yea, how long ago was the Kuwati war? The Hollywood script always glorifies the past and refuses to acknowledge present day realities.

          • Smaug

            You wish.

          • Daniel Miller

            …..you are showing your ignorance.
            1.they Russians are not “rying to catch up from Soviet junk” since they surpassed the US a long time ago the BMP-3 kicked the shit out of the Bradley in the UAE competition for a IFV (even fired its ATGM on the move) the BMP-3 is simply the better IFV it has better autocannon protection and far superior fire power to any Bradly variant.

        • Jesus
  • Hrky75

    Syrian war seems the modern version of Spanish civil war – with foreign powers fighting by proxy learning lessons in new tactic and hardware. Both Russia and US seem to be falling for some original Syrian solutions that were result of both experience and desperation – like mounting obsolete 57mm cannons on trucks and APCs for direct artillery support…Oh ,and did I mention that most of the lessons of Spanish war then super powers got – wrong?!

    • Manuel Flores Escobar

      Spanish civil war was very similar..then there were also formed isolated pockets in diferent parts until they were rendered!

    • FlorianGeyer

      The German army in particular mounted weapons on captured and obsolete vehicles.

  • John

    It’s a mobile, anti-technical system imho. I don’t think it will be widely deployed or developed. It can probably shred things like the Bradley and Hummers. It has a place if properly used. A good day to all.

  • RichardD

    This is a great combination. It provides an acp with some much needed long and short range punch that will outgun anything in it’s class.

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  • Alex

    Rabotaite bratja