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Greece will supply the Egyptian army 92 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1 from the presence of the army

The Egyptian army in the near future can get into service a large batch of infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1. The desire to transfer combat vehicles to the 92 Egyptians was announced in Greece. It is reported by "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".

Greece will supply the Egyptian army 92 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1 from the presence of the army

BMP-1 of the Greek army without ATGM "Baby", but with "Browning" M2NV

The Ministry of Defense of Greece transfers to the armed forces of Egypt 92 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1 from the presence of the Greek army. Before the transfer of the machine, they undergo restoration repair at an enterprise in Greece; 26 months are allotted for the fulfillment of the contract for the repair of all BMPs in the batch. At the same time, it is not reported who pays for the restoration of cars. According to some sources, the Egyptians do it, according to others, the USA pays for the contract through one of its many programs. A very small percentage is given that repairs are carried out with Greek funds, but it looks absolutely fantastic against the background of the financial crisis in the country.

BMP-1 of the Greek Army with the installation of the ZU-23-2

It is reported that all BMPs to be delivered to Egypt were received by Greece in the early 90's after the unification of Germany and the dissolution of the National People's Army of the GDR. Then the Greeks got 500 infantry fighting vehicles produced under a Soviet license at East German enterprises. Before the transfer of BMPs, they were brought to European standards: they installed new radio stations, smoke grenade launchers, as well as turn signals, rear-view mirrors, etc. At the same time, the obsolete 9K11 "Baby" anti-tank systems were dismantled, and instead of them, in Greece, 12,7-mm machine guns М2НВ were installed on towers. Instead of towers with 73-mm 2A28 guns, 23-mm 23-2 memory devices were installed on part of the machines.

The transfer of part of the BMP-1 to Egypt is not the first; in 2005-2006, a batch of 100 vehicles was transferred to Iraq.

The Egyptian army is well acquainted with the BMP-1. To date, the army has more than 200 of such vehicles received from the USSR back in the 70 of the last century.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of Greece

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  1. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 13 August 2019 15: 53
    Wow ! Half the world use the basic equipment produced in the USSR!
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 13 August 2019 16: 05
      Yes, and also terrorists of all stripes.
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 13 August 2019 16: 22
        Quote: Nycomed
        Yes, and also terrorists of all stripes.

        Specialists in the fight against terrorism will ask a question - do home (family) also use BMP?
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 13 August 2019 18: 43
      Quote: Starover_Z
      Wow ! Half the world use the basic equipment produced in the USSR!

      And half the world buys used equipment manufactured in the USSR or developed by the USSR licensed in third countries.
      For some reason, the Russian Federation prefers to dispose of obsolete weapons instead of upgrading them and selling them.
      It is not yet clear that the sale of upgraded MiG-29s to India is an exception to the rule or, finally, the wise use of weapons that are not needed by the Russian Armed Forces.
  2. Kurare
    Kurare 13 August 2019 15: 57
    This is where you can and should get in with the complex modernization of "Busurmanin"! And not what was done in Greece, i.e. "on the knee".
  3. Nycomed
    Nycomed 13 August 2019 16: 06
    The remains of the ATS heritage will walk around the world for a long time.
  4. Dietmar
    Dietmar 13 August 2019 16: 09
    there is an opportunity for Russia to capitalize on the modernization of all these hundreds of vehicles in service with foreign countries.
    1. IQ12NHJ21az
      IQ12NHJ21az 13 August 2019 16: 19
      Just not on credit for our day for a period of 100 years.
    2. Monar
      Monar 13 August 2019 16: 23
      And who will pay? Egypt has no money. So they are forced to take old equipment.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 13 August 2019 16: 43
        Quote: Monar
        And who will pay? Egypt has no money.

        Egypt has money. But not their own and not for everyone. smile
        The monarchy of the Gulf gave them some money on the Mistral. There were also Ka-52s. So there are chances ...
  5. Monar
    Monar 13 August 2019 16: 19
    but with the "Browning" M2NV
    It looks cooler than a regular gun.))))
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 August 2019 16: 50
    Do we have BMP bags over?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 13 August 2019 17: 11
      That is, Trump will pay Russia for the supply of Egypt BMP-1? His congress will gobble up.

      Egypt finds money on Rafali, on the French satellite, on Govinda. And then, everything is unclear how and by whom it was financed (the UAE does not want to glow ahead of time).

      Also, everything is complicated with the purchase of new 209 boats and reconstruction of the base for them

      If Egypt has the opportunity to receive equipment in fact for free, he will do it. Even having promised to fight in Yemen - imitating minimal activity (blockade and reconnaissance flights).
  7. Shahno
    Shahno 13 August 2019 18: 51
    The third most powerful army in the BV. After Iran and Tuption. laughing laughing
    Sorry, I’ll burry.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 13 August 2019 22: 35
      Does Iran have a powerful army? You were tricked or someone joked unsuccessfully. belay
  8. parkello
    parkello 13 August 2019 22: 12
    Greeks and Egyptians have long been contacting in all directions. in Egypt, a large diaspora of the Greeks lived. Demis Rusos is just the Greek of Alexandria, the one that the singer was ... there are many who speak Greek. and in Russian many people know. recently I just talked with the Greek from Egypt, said come, they say you know both Russian and Greek, we will not find dusty work ... but I do not want to leave anywhere from Greece. otherwise he could have gone to work with friends in Austria or Holland, probably meant a deal with the Greeks on BMP. the penny has a weak side and the engine ... quickly deteriorates, but if new engines are installed, then it’s quite suitable for itself as a combat unit. better than M-113. the path is soft and runs briskly too. but..weak sides, even M-2 penetrates them from 1,5 km, what can we say for DShK or KPV? and so the shooter holds well.
  9. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 14 August 2019 00: 27
    The old men will also serve))