A batch of new BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles entered the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School named after Marshal of the Soviet Union Rokossovsky. According to the press service of the BBO, the vehicles will participate in the international competition "Suvorov Onslaught".
In total, according to the press service, more than 20 new BMP-2M were delivered to DVOKU directly from the manufacturer. The cars will be handed over to the teams participating in the competition. Each team will independently carry out the necessary technical adjustments of the equipment, as well as zeroing in the weapons. This is done to objectively assess the performance of each team.
In addition, each team, except for the BMPs themselves, will receive the required amount of ammunition. At the same time, it is specified that during all competitions the team will receive ammunition from only one batch. This is done to eliminate any errors in assessing the real results of the skill of the teams' crews.
As previously reported, this year the competition "Suvorov Onslaught" will be held on the basis of DVOKU at one of the training grounds of the school. According to preliminary data, about 10 teams from around the world will take part in the competition. The start of the competition is scheduled for 23 August.
BMP-2 is one of the most massive infantry fighting vehicles. Intended to transport soldiers to the front line, increasing their mobility, armament and security, including the use of nuclear weapons. The machine was put into service in the 1980 year and was produced before the 1990 year. Currently, the Russian army is armed with up to 5 thousands of BMP-2.
In the course of the modernization of the BMP-2M, they receive the latest instruments for implementing “panoramic” aiming and surveillance, which have the functionality of night vision, a new radio station is being installed. The machine is equipped with a double combat module "Berezhok", which is a classic tower BMP-2, but with new weapons.
The BMP-2M is armed with Kornet anti-tank guided missiles, an 30-mm automatic cannon, a 7,62 mm caliber machine gun and an 30-mm AG-30M automatic grenade launcher with an independent vertical-guided drive and an 300 grenade powering magazine.