“According to military experts, in the Middle East it would be nice to test the concept of using heavy armored personnel carriers and armored infantry vehicles made on a tank base. Since it is still too early to send equipment on the Armata platform to real battles, the BMO-T combat vehicle carried out on the chassis of the main battle tank T-72B could play the role of a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, ”said Dmitry Meleshko, the author of the publication.
He notes that the car is well protected - “on the frontal projection, the built-in dynamic protection“ Contact-5 ”is mounted, there are powerful side screens with built-in“ reactive armor ””. According to the author, they are much more effective than those on T-90A and are well protected against anti-tank weapons.
However, he believes that it is necessary to install a remote-controlled machine-gun installation on the armored vehicle. Currently in Russia there are several models of such installations.
“As a result of the modernization, an armored vehicle capable of transporting 7 motorized infantry units, which is sufficiently well adapted to Syrian conditions, would appear. The experience gained will definitely come in handy when creating a new generation of equipment, ”concludes the author.