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The fighting in Yemen confirmed the reliability of the BMP-3

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The Russian-made BMP-3, which are in service with the UAE Armed Forces and used in combat operations in Yemen, have once again confirmed their exceptional characteristics, writes Roman Katkov in his article for Messenger of Mordovia.


The fighting in Yemen confirmed the reliability of the BMP-3


For the first time, these machines were fully used in the Chechen conflict more than 20 years ago.

"In Yemen, BMP-3 acted in conjunction with tanks Leclerc. They confidently hit the identified targets, both day and night, using the Namut thermal imaging sights. Once again, the advantages of an armament unit consisting of 100-mm and 30-mm guns, as well as a 7,62-mm machine gun were demonstrated. The highest ratings were given to the active deployment of the landing. Cars confidently moved on sand, they had no problems with an engine overheat "- the author writes.



During the entire operation, only one BMP was irretrievably lost.



The United Arab Emirates is the largest buyer of the BMP-3, according to various sources, the country has acquired about 600 of such armored vehicles.
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  1. DIVAN SOLDIER
    DIVAN SOLDIER 18 January 2016 12: 44
    17
    Well, the "Namut" sight is clearly not Russian.
    1. jjj
      jjj 18 January 2016 12: 47
      38
      Events also showed the complete unsuitability of western light armored vehicles
      1. just exp
        just exp 18 January 2016 13: 05
        44
        but given WHERE the events are happening, then I would not be upset if BMP3 failed b.
        1. Boos
          Boos 18 January 2016 13: 09
          52
          Say they are not on the right side.
          Quote: just EXPL
          but given WHERE the events are happening, then I would not be upset if BMP3 failed b.
          1. Pirogov
            Pirogov 19 January 2016 00: 08
            16
            Say, on the wrong side they are applied ...................................... That’s exactly Yemen one hundred BMP 3.
            1. Now we are free
              Now we are free 19 January 2016 10: 48
              20
              Greetings Eugene hi
              Well, at the expense of -
              Quote: Boos
              Say they are not on the right side.

              I agree, but the arms market does not accept the concepts of TA or NOT that side. You got paid, you put a weapon. If you don’t put a weapon, someone else will DELIVER it. This is an axiom.
              By the way, the United Arab Emirates use "Three-ruble note", oddly enough, not in the form of an Infantry Fighting Vehicle, but in the form of a light tank -Manoeuvrable passable reliable (increasing the ammunition load). On trials, the BMP-3 bypassed the British "Warior" and the American "Bradley" precisely because of its maneuverability and reliability + OAEshnikov impressed the BMP-3 "shaft of fire" in the frontal projection 100mm + 30mm + 7,62mm * 3 ...
              By the way, the "Leclercs" (with whom the Arabs loved to poke our specialists in the face) very often went deaf even before reaching the shooting ranges ...

              The BMP-3 in Yemen showed very well that it is more than anyone else capable of waging a new kind of network-centric / hybrid war. Where the information content of the battlefield on the battlefield is important, maneuverability, surveillance tools, low visibility, firepower, the presence of diverse weapons, RELIABILITY.

              PS
              I think the demand for BMP-3 will increase, because let it now play on the side of the "Muddy Boys" BUT HOW DOES IT PLAY! ..
              Analogue with SU-34 (SU-32) "Duck" is being promoted in the neighboring country BUT already by our guys! wink
              1. Bobik012
                Bobik012 17 October 2017 21: 47
                0
                Oddly enough, it is from a light tank and redone. That’s why and how the infantry machine is not very. Well, for its intended purpose, it’s how it distinguished itself. It's still nowhere to swim
        2. Koshak
          Koshak 18 January 2016 13: 11
          25
          Quote: just EXPL
          but given WHERE the events are happening, then I would not be upset if BMP3 failed b.

          The Saudis there are robust in amers' "Bradleys" burn
          1. Lord blacwood
            Lord blacwood 20 January 2016 19: 39
            -2
            The Saudis are untrained, they use Bradley illiterately.
            1. Alf
              Alf 20 January 2016 22: 00
              +5
              Quote: Lord Blacwood
              The Saudis are untrained, they use Bradley illiterately.

              2 question.
              1. And what prevents the Saudis from learning?
              2. Do the Saudis WISH to learn?
              Recently reviewed Tank Biathlon-15, so the Saudis were there in a deep ass.
              When asked why it happened, the Saudis mumbled, turning away, Tank unknown.
              And I, personally, wanted to ask, Why didn’t you come to Abrams? I think they would have shown exactly the same results at the Abrams. During the viewing, I had the impression that the Saudis arrived at TB in an orderly manner after a big kick.
              After watching it, I got the impression that the concepts of "Saudi" and "soldier" are diametrically opposed.
              1. Bobik012
                Bobik012 17 October 2017 21: 49
                0
                Any Arab is not a soldier. How did they conquer half the world at one time !?
        3. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 19 January 2016 19: 33
          0
          Yes, the conditions are hellish
      2. kodxnumx
        kodxnumx 19 January 2016 09: 50
        +5
        Quote: jjj
        Events also showed the complete unsuitability of western light armored vehicles

        After the combat use of the BMP-3, I think the Arabs will be even more popular!
      3. Lord blacwood
        Lord blacwood 20 January 2016 19: 36
        -1
        Western armored vehicles are no worse than ours, the Saudis simply misused the Bradley.
    2. iouris
      iouris 18 January 2016 12: 48
      +3
      Maybe "Mamut"?
    3. Proxima
      Proxima 18 January 2016 12: 52
      31
      This success is quite predictable. BMP-3 - A UNIQUE MACHINE, it has no analogues at all! At least because the engine-transmission compartment is located not in front, as usual, but in the stern, in a tank. This improves visibility for the driver and evenly distributes the load across the body of the machine, which increases its throughput. And in general, this machine combined the incompatible - an armored personnel carrier and a light tank, although judging by the 100 mm gun - maybe not quite easy?
      1. lysyj bob
        lysyj bob 18 January 2016 13: 07
        +9
        "the engine compartment is not located in the front, as usual, but in the stern, in a tank style"
        Well, that’s what’s hard to call an advantage. It is not without reason that Yemen was looking for a contractor to reinstall the engine of the existing vehicles in the front of the hull. But I agree with you otherwise. All the same, the qualities of military vehicles should be judged not by commercials, but by the results of combat use, which we observe.
        1. Proxima
          Proxima 18 January 2016 13: 15
          19
          Quote: lysyj bob
          "the engine compartment is not located in the front, as usual, but in the stern, in a tank style"
          Well, that’s what’s hard to call an advantage.

          Making a technical decision is always a compromise. And the "pluses" of this decision should prevail over the "minuses". A combat subunit in battle tactics should increase the "pluses" and, on the contrary, level the "minuses". It has always been and will be so. THERE ARE NO PERFECT CARS.
        2. EvilLion
          EvilLion 18 January 2016 18: 18
          0
          This is a plus for the landing, at least.
        3. Altona
          Altona 18 January 2016 23: 07
          +1
          Quote: lysyj bob
          "the engine compartment is not located in the front, as usual, but in the stern, in a tank style"
          Well, that’s what it’s hard to call an advantage. No wonder Yemen was looking for a contractor to reinstall the engine from existing cars in the front of the hull.

          ------------------
          The initial concept of the BMP function did not include direct support of the infantry in full-scale combined arms combat, this function arose over time, hence the increased requirements for the armor protection of the crew and the landing.
        4. mervino2007
          mervino2007 19 January 2016 21: 27
          +1
          Quote: lysyj bob
          "the engine compartment is not located in the front, as usual, but in the stern, in a tank style"

          See variant BMP-3 Dragoons with engine in front.
      2. EvilLion
        EvilLion 18 January 2016 18: 18
        +2
        There is a very low-pulse high-explosive gun from the T-54.
        1. Bobik012
          Bobik012 17 October 2017 21: 53
          0
          Once again for everyone - the shells from the D-10T in 2A70 are completely unsuitable! even the shells themselves, and not just unitary shots
    4. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 18 January 2016 13: 02
      +5
      Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
      Well, the "Namut" sight is clearly not Russian.


      Something like this, colleague. hi

      Great interest was caused by BMP-3 abroad. For the export version, the installation of a French thermal imaging system was provided.
    5. max702
      max702 18 January 2016 13: 05
      41
      Here is a link to an article of a man who actually served on the BMP-3, in which he very meticulously analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the BMP-3, and also very intelligibly explains about the non-standard layout and choice of weapons for this vehicle .. This is perhaps the best description of the BMP-3 managed to find on the network ..http://gurkhan.blogspot.ru/2013/07/3.html
      1. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 18 January 2016 13: 15
        14
        Quote: max702
        Here is a link to an article of a man who actually served on the BMP-3, in which he very meticulously analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the BMP-3, and also very intelligibly explains about the non-standard layout and choice of weapons for this vehicle .. This is perhaps the best description of the BMP-3 managed to find on the network ..http: //gurkhan.blogspot.ru/2013/07/3.html


        Thank you, colleague, the link is working and really interesting. hi
        1. Bobik012
          Bobik012 17 October 2017 22: 15
          0
          And I didn’t like it, it carries too much advertising and blunders
      2. Sea Wolf
        Sea Wolf 18 January 2016 20: 52
        +2
        All this is certainly good. It is only surprising that a cadet studied for 5 years and only then he first saw a combat vehicle. What is it like? They gave us a navigator diploma if you had only at least 12 months of sailing practice. On different steamers and a sailor, knit ropes and stuff. And here?
        1. Shark Lover
          Shark Lover 19 January 2016 04: 39
          +6
          No wonder. I studied at the BMP-1, immediately got on the BTR-70 (they were taught in-depth) in the PDR, and the DSBs were already BMP-2, which I had never seen before, then, after 2 years, again on the BMP-1 at reconnaissance In addition, there was a platoon of T62 tanks in the company, there were no tankers in the company, only a platoon from the school. Moreover, a year later they rearmament on the T-72, about which I did not even read about in books. 72 matches had to be driven on their own from the storage base, about 340 km march. He himself sat at the levers, then, upon arrival, urgently loaded them with ammunition, mastered the automatic loader according to the book))). The troops had to retrain and retrain almost independently.
          1. VIK_1961
            VIK_1961 21 January 2016 00: 15
            +1
            Here is the answer to our victories: Soviet weapons were very simple in mastering (what a word !!!) "basic professional skills": BMP-1, BTR-70, BMP-2, T-62, T-72. ..- "almost independently". BRAVO to Soviet designers - offhand, in 3 years, the author has mastered 5 !!!! samples of armored vehicles !!! UNIVERSAL SOLDIER - like the rest of us. We are invincible !!!
            I will humbly note that in 1988 I was at the Kurganmashzavod - I took one of the first serial BMP-3s to practice some tasks at the test site, - I was amazed by the MACHINE !!! Even then, we called it a "car for a mercenary" (read "a car for a contract soldier" - although they were not even thought of at that time): a sea of ​​fire (100mm, 30mm, 7,62mm - as many as 3 pieces in the forehead, a calculator, fiber optic, GMT and the engine (just fabulous), etc., etc. And when elements of dynamic protection ("Research Institute of Steel") were added to it - it turned out just a SONG !!!
        2. max702
          max702 19 January 2016 08: 28
          +1
          Quote: Sea Wolf
          All this is certainly good. It is only surprising that a cadet studied for 5 years and only then he first saw a combat vehicle. What is it like?

          But this is what we are talking about, what they teach is not what is needed this time! And most importantly, then they do not care about this trained "resource" .. Here you need to put things in order for a long time and there will be no articles about the idiotic exploitation of equipment with multimillion-dollar losses .. In general, the WMO distribution system is somewhat strange .. I myself knew a Dagestan who descended into the mountains and who in the military registration and enlistment office sent to serve on the Northern Fleet in the crew of the BOD "Admiral Chabonenko"! What was he doing there for me a mystery! Even after the army, he spoke Russian with difficulty the same way and read, there was no talk of physics about chemistry at all .. What he did on a modern ship is unclear, and he served not in the MP at the ship, but in some warhead, in which I I don’t remember how long ago it was .. But the fact remains that a very illiterate highlander of technology, never having seen anything, went to serve in the Navy .. Why? What genius sent him there? What was the point of him there is not clear .. The conclusion is simple, he was either ballast there, or military equipment is not very difficult if an illiterate son of the mountains could master it .. There are countless examples, so it is necessary to put things in order, and the most valuable resource of specialists is mediocre do not squander!
          1. Awaz
            Awaz 19 January 2016 21: 57
            +1
            in my years, on each boat we had arrows of machine gunners БЧ-2 which, all of them were Dagestanis. Well, yes, comrades really just from the herd, but they knew how to shoot. There was a case during the exercises, with the full number of bosses, such a child of the mountains, instead of a training fender, put the combat in one barrel and fired, on command, the entire tape into the city. 12,7 caliber, although it walked along the beach and along the high-rises, but people did not suffer fortunately and the housing was a little leaking))) BUT the housing was Georgian)) 0 so almost mine)))
      3. Awaz
        Awaz 18 January 2016 21: 12
        +6
        one feels that the person is really working and realizes the situation. During my service in the USSR Armed Forces, I also dealt with technology. And I also agree that the crew should be able to fix the maximum possible number of faults. I was first a minder and then a mechanic on a boat of project 1400, so, probably my previous comrades were very sensitive to technology and my boat, being the oldest (10 years older than the others), was always in the most perfect technical condition already during my service ( although in all respects should have been written off) In races, we have never been equal. As well as the number of breakdowns was minimal. As a mechanic, I did not thump in minutes of downtime, but controlled the performance of all mechanisms and the readiness of young motroists and "volta" to any surprises. Although I liked to indulge in Georgian cognac)))
        Yes, I, too, was able by ear, being in the cabin, to determine what was happening in the engine room ...
      4. cap
        cap 19 January 2016 02: 00
        +1
        Quote: max702
        This is perhaps the best description of the BMP-3 that was found on the network .. http://gurkhan.blogspot.ru/2013/07/3.html

        I agree with the author. Very useful. Thank you.
      5. Nzn
        Nzn 19 January 2016 17: 24
        +2
        Thanks for the link! Great article. As a former BMV1 and BMP2 mechanic, it was very interesting. It’s even a pity that I did not have the opportunity to try the C grade.
    6. kapitan92
      kapitan92 18 January 2016 13: 07
      10
      These machines were equipped with a French-made thermal imaging sight - the same sight is used on the main battle tank of the UAE army - the Leclerc-Tropic.
    7. shuhartred
      shuhartred 18 January 2016 13: 10
      +4
      Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
      Well, the "Namut" sight is clearly not Russian.

      So what? BMP is not only a sight.
    8. The Sparkle
      The Sparkle 18 January 2016 13: 14
      24
      Maybe the Arabs from the wrong side read the name of the sight and it is called "Tuman"?)))
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 18 January 2016 13: 31
        21
        The reliability of military equipment is generally few in doubt.
        The development of the BMP-3 (“Object 688M”) was launched in 1977. In 1983-1986, tests were carried out and in 1987 it was adopted by the Soviet Army. During state tests in the area of ​​Cape Opuk, the 2 BMP-3 prototypes were supposed to fire afloat at a distance of up to 1500 m from coastal targets from a 30-mm automatic gun. The target was the T-55 tank, as a result, the sight and tank observation devices were disabled, the 100-mm gun was pierced in 4 places, and fractures with cracks appeared on the upper frontal part.

        The design of the BMP-3 was introduced 111 inventions and patents of specialists of the Special Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering.

        BMP-3 won the tender and entered service with the UAE army in the amount of more than 600 vehicles. These machines were equipped with a French-made thermal imaging sight - the same sight is used on the main battle tank of the UAE army - the Leclerc-Tropic. The armored car was also purchased by a number of other countries.
        What you want is done in the USSR. That sounds proud!
      2. datura23
        datura23 21 January 2016 09: 09
        0
        most for sight
      3. Bobik012
        Bobik012 17 October 2017 22: 19
        0
        Ay Respect))))
    9. Shuttle
      Shuttle 20 January 2016 17: 36
      +1
      Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
      Well, the "Namut" sight is clearly not Russian.

      Joint development of the French company SAT and the Belarusian production association "Peleng-BelOMO"
  2. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 18 January 2016 12: 44
    10
    I had no doubt when in this car. Just because the development began in Soviet times. Then they did not calla. It was possible to self-destruct for wrecking ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 January 2016 13: 50
      -7
      Quote: Vladimir
      I had no doubt when in this car. Just because the development began in Soviet times. Then they did not calla.

      Alas, they did. As an example - BTR-60 and 70 with their pair of carburetor engines and landing hatches in the roof (BTR-70 added hatches between the wheels). And the T-64 with his opponent.
      1. Alf
        Alf 18 January 2016 22: 43
        +2
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Alas, they did. As an example - BTR-60 and 70 with their pair of carburetor engines

        But tell me, were there engines of sufficient power then? Spark didn’t come from a good life.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 19 January 2016 10: 21
          +1
          Quote: Alf
          But tell me, were there engines of sufficient power then? Spark didn’t come from a good life.

          Then there was not only an engine, but even a normal floating BTR-50. And a few years after the BTR-60, a "motorcycle league" appeared.
          1. Alf
            Alf 19 January 2016 22: 55
            +1
            Quote: Alexey RA
            Then there was not only an engine,

            The prototype was distinguished from the first serial BTR-60 by a propulsion system from one GAZ-40P carburetor engine with a capacity of 90 liters. pp., which was obviously too weak for a 10-ton machine. An attempt to install instead of it a diesel engine YAZ-206B with a capacity of 205 liters. from. also was unsuccessful - the engine was too heavy and created a serious overweight machine aft. In the absence of other suitable power plants, it was decided to install a pair of two GAZ-40Ps with their own transmissions on the armored personnel carrier, each of which worked on two bridges. The prototype thus modified was ready by the fall of 1959 [6].

            Despite the fact that the internal admissions committee of the Minavtoprom called this decision “adventurous” and “illiterate,” the military liked it very much, because when one of the engines failed, the armored personnel carrier could continue to move at speeds up to 60 km / h on the highway. As a result, the GAZ-49 was ordered by the Ministry of Defense on November 13, 1959 to be adopted by the Soviet Army under the designation BTR-60P
      2. Shark Lover
        Shark Lover 19 January 2016 04: 49
        +9
        70-ku do not touch !!!!! The car is still the same, you just need a good technician and drivers. Of course, there are many shortcomings, but the car is soft, walkable, and subversive (against anti-vehicle mines). They were produced with reinforced armor (like BMP-2) with an increased vertical aiming angle of KPVT. Engines though voracious, but they did their job, at full load of l / s (all from the top), with all sorts of scrub, ammunition boxes hung on sides, popped up on such passes that they themselves did not believe. For its time, the car was what you need. He skated on it for two years, was blown up once, and at least henna.
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  4. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 18 January 2016 12: 45
    19
    The car is good, no-bad words that the emirates support the wrong side of the conflict.
    1. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 18 January 2016 13: 00
      +5
      Yes, the Arabs bought 600 units, and they still want to, but our army, unfortunately, is not yet provided, we are finishing the old BMP -2
      1. rzaruba
        rzaruba 18 January 2016 13: 56
        10
        Ground forces of Russia - more than 700 BMP-3, as of 2015. + Marines also have something.
      2. paul-muatdeeb
        paul-muatdeeb 20 January 2016 21: 46
        +1
        So the Arab Voentorg has opened, it's time for the Yemenites
  5. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 18 January 2016 12: 46
    18
    Everyone is happy, except that our machines were used not by those and not against those.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 18 January 2016 13: 22
      +5
      Quote: Mikhail Krapivin
      Everyone is happy, except that our machines were used not by those and not against those.

      And I am glad that at "Kurganmashzavod" the salaries of the guys will be raised or, at worst, there is a chance that there will be no more redundancies.
  6. Brutal
    Brutal 18 January 2016 12: 47
    +4
    Unconditional pride! Only here at the "Kurganmashzavod" with the payment of wages is completely sad. "What is the strength in, brother?!"
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 18 January 2016 13: 05
      +4
      Quote: BRUTAL
      Only here at "Kurganmashzavod" with the payment of salaries is absolutely sad

      The owner must be changed, otherwise Cheboksary tractors, at the expense of the Kurgan residents, fully secured by the defense order, maintain their entire unprofitable holding. Who needs their tractors now? But the BMP is another matter .. Not so with such management, we will not soon see the advertised "Kurganets-25". If we see it at all.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 18 January 2016 13: 17
        19
        Owners must be changed to the state. And our state is not clear what time it is to return to the state of a normal nation-wide social state.
      2. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 18 January 2016 13: 21
        +7
        And in the light of sanctions and a tractor are needed .. And then the whole construction moved to the Aglitsky JCB and other foreign machinery .. Once there is a tractor production, then you have to do it and try to do it better ...
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: BRUTAL
        Only here at "Kurganmashzavod" with the payment of salaries is absolutely sad

        The owner must be changed, otherwise Cheboksary tractors, at the expense of the Kurgan residents, fully secured by the defense order, maintain their entire unprofitable holding. Who needs their tractors now? But the BMP is another matter .. Not so with such management, we will not soon see the advertised "Kurganets-25". If we see it at all.
  7. Engineer
    Engineer 18 January 2016 12: 52
    22
    Oh, how they started singing right away! And even the engine is not there and the landing is not convenient and the combat module must be moved. And here - bam, and the decisions laid down by shortsighted Soviet engineers that did not correspond to world trends, in combat conditions proved their correctness. Well then! Do not be fools!
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 January 2016 12: 53
    +7
    Who and how uses these machines is a second question. And the fact that they have proven themselves in the sand is a serious exam. And once again I was glad that Russian engineering is finding recognition. Even in the field of armaments.
  9. iouris
    iouris 18 January 2016 12: 54
    +3
    For the population of the Russian Federation, the main thing is that the BMP-3 and other weapons produced in the Russian Federation fall into the hands of those who are on the right side of the story. And what is the situation in this case?
  10. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 18 January 2016 12: 55
    +2
    Sold military equipment to anyone. It was impossible to provide a button? wassat
  11. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 18 January 2016 12: 55
    +2
    Standing in service with the UAE Armed Forces BMP-3 are outdated, without “Bahcha-U”.
  12. fa2998
    fa2998 18 January 2016 13: 00
    +1
    Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
    The car is good, no-bad words that the emirates support the wrong side of the conflict.

    Yes, on the side of the Wahhabi Sunnis. On the side of the SA and the minions, the main sponsors of terrorism. Sadly! It would be better if our weapons are our allies in our opponents! am hi
  13. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 18 January 2016 13: 00
    +6
    Kurganmash plant did not die because of the Arabs .. like the shell
    1. iouris
      iouris 18 January 2016 14: 32
      -3
      This is "feeding someone else's army."
    2. Former battalion commander
      Former battalion commander 19 January 2016 16: 35
      0
      What the leaders of the country should have done was done by the Arabs ... doubly sad ...
  14. kapitan92
    kapitan92 18 January 2016 13: 01
    12
    Ground forces of Russia - more than 700 BMP-3, as of 2015 [24].
    Russian Marines - a certain amount of BMP-3, as of 2013 [25]
    Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan: 100 BMP-3, as of 2014 [26]
    Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria: 100 BMP-3, as of 2013 [27]
    Flag of Venezuela (state) .svg Venezuela: 123 BMP-3 and its modifications, as of 2013 [28]
    Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia: 54 BMP-3F, as of January 2014 [29]
    Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus: 43 BMP-3, as of 2014 [30]. The supply contract was concluded in 1995, the machines were delivered between 1995 and 1996. The total contract value is $ 68 million [31].
    Flag of South Korea.svg Republic of Korea: 40 BMP-3, as of 2013 [32]. According to other sources, about 30 cars were transferred against the USSR debt in 1995, the deliveries of which were carried out between 1996 and 1998; about 37 more cars were transferred in 2002, the deliveries of which were carried out in the period from 2005 to 2006 [31].
    Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait: 120 BMP-3, as of 2013 [33]. According to other sources, about 142 vehicles were purchased in 1994, deliveries were made between 1995 and 1997, another 25 BMP-3 units were delivered in 2010 [31].
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg UAE: 590 BMP-3, as of 2013 [34]. According to other sources, about 250 cars were bought in 1992, deliveries were made between 1992 and 1994; about 402 more cars were bought in 1994, deliveries were made between 1994 and 2000. [31] In 2011, a contract was signed to upgrade 135 BMP-3 in the amount of $ 75,2 million [35].
    Flag of Syria.svg Syria: up to 2450 BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3, as of 2013 [36]
    Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine: 4 BMP-3, as of 2013 [37]
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka: 45 BMP-3, as of 2007 [38] [39] [40]
    Somehow 700 BMP 3 for the RF Armed Forces will not be enough. Maybe the calculation is on "Kurganets", but until they put it on the conveyor and start supplying the troops a lot of time will pass !?
    1. avt
      avt 18 January 2016 14: 32
      +7
      Quote: kapitan92
      Somehow 700 BMP 3 for the RF Armed Forces will not be enough. Maybe the calculation is on "Kurganets", but until they put it on the conveyor and start supplying the troops a lot of time will pass !?

      ,, Thanks "separate to the great, nowhere and never fought Chief of General Staff Makarov negative ... "Troichatka" will be unrivaled in its functionality for a long time to come! It is a pity that it did not make it into the series "Bakhcha" based on the T-72 recourse Well, the Chelyabinsk residents were working on it. This version for reconstructed units of the SISBR type would be a powerful help to the panzer infantry! Separately, I would like to mention the Shaman, who grabbed the Troichatka for BMD-4 with his teeth and pushed it through for the landing good contrary to all the parquet theorists of the fighting, the posting is higher than his.
      1. max702
        max702 18 January 2016 19: 07
        +4
        Quote: avt
        ! It’s a pity that I didn’t make it into the Bakhcha series based on the T-72. Well, the Chelyabinsk residents were working on it. This version for reconstructed units of the ShISBR type would be a strong help to the panzer infantry!

        It was so!
  15. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 18 January 2016 13: 08
    0
    Cool they are stocked with our cars! Russia needs reliable customers.
  16. kapitan92
    kapitan92 18 January 2016 13: 10
    +9
    ... China in 1997 acquired a license to manufacture a BMP-3 combat compartment, which subsequently armed the Type 97 Chinese infantry fighting vehicles ..
    Flag of Greece.svg Greece: 2008 BMP-420s [3] were ordered in 41 for more than 1,2 billion euros. [42] On June 22, 2009, the final stage of drawing up a contract for 1000 cars was announced [43]. But due to the economic crisis, the contract was frozen.
    Flag of the United States.svg USA: 1 BMP-3 unit delivered from Ukraine [
    Ukrainians and excelled here!
    1. Koshak
      Koshak 18 January 2016 13: 16
      +5
      Quote: kapitan92
      1 BMP-3 unit delivered from Ukraine

      What, the last one pushed?
      1. Extraneous
        Extraneous 18 January 2016 19: 41
        +2
        Americans needed for research and testing, most likely.
  17. Homeless
    Homeless 18 January 2016 19: 37
    -2
    And how many BMP-3s were put into service with Russia?
  18. tank64rus
    tank64rus 18 January 2016 21: 15
    +1
    Oh, the armor is strong and our tanks are fast. Nice and beautiful car. As the aircraft designer Yakovlev said: A beautiful plane cannot fly badly.
  19. CRASH
    CRASH 18 January 2016 21: 26
    0
    Used in Chechnya? Strange, but not in one chronicle did not see, all the first and second.
  20. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 18 January 2016 21: 33
    +1
    good car she is good everywhere!
  21. sergant67
    sergant67 19 January 2016 00: 42
    +2
    Everything is fine ... except that the wrong side is used ...
  22. Massik
    Massik 19 January 2016 04: 11
    0
    As far as I know in the Chechen conflict, the more so 20 years ago BMP 3 was definitely not used.
  23. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 19 January 2016 08: 07
    +2
    Quote: Marssik
    As far as I know in the Chechen conflict, the more so 20 years ago BMP 3 was definitely not used.

    Used.
    The structure of the 74th Omsbr from Siberia was seconded by the MSB from the 228 MSP. The time period was December 1994-March 1995.
  24. Alexez
    Alexez 19 January 2016 10: 08
    0
    Yesterday there was an article about how Bradleys are burning today, how valiantly BMP-3s are fighting - a coincidence, probably))) By the way, in the discussion of yesterday's article there was a link to an excerpt from the movie "Pentagon Wars", if at least half of it is true - then I'm not surprised at all ...
  25. rc56
    rc56 19 January 2016 13: 29
    +1
    Quote: Pirogov
    That's it Yemen would have a hundred BMP 3

    I believe that if Yemen is "tossed" a dozen old "Nivs"
    then they will take a hundred BMP-3s themselves ...
    .
  26. Former battalion commander
    Former battalion commander 19 January 2016 16: 26
    +1
    The irony of fate ... a Russian combat vehicle successfully operates HARMFUL a country that produced it ... Something is wrong in this kingdom ... in the sense of a country ...
  27. aba
    aba 19 January 2016 20: 54
    0
    Quote: max702
    Here is a link to an article from a person who actually served on the BMP-3

    Very interesting article! Thanks!
  28. aba
    aba 19 January 2016 20: 59
    0
    Quote: AwaZ
    it is felt that the person is really working and realizes the situation.

    Yes, it’s wonderful when there are people who care about things beyond words: the people who created the BMP-3 and who actually exploit them.
    And this outsourcing ?! How to implement it in combat conditions ?! But someone on this warmed his hands well.
  29. lexibook
    lexibook 19 January 2016 21: 57
    0
    It’s a shame to supply weapons to enemies, it would be better if they equipped their motorized rifles. No money? Can buy fur coats at least in Moscow?
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 21 January 2016 19: 42
      0
      Quote: lexibook
      Shame on supplying weapons to enemies

      What's the problem? Series increase = price reduction for their troops. Yes, and the money goes to salary workers and the budget.
      And then, we are not officially fighting with the UAE, and this equipment cannot be donated to militants.
  30. Type 63
    Type 63 20 January 2016 01: 52
    -2
    The article is extremely doubtful, continuous winning reports. Photos of the damaged BMP-3 flickered in the network.
  31. Lord blacwood
    Lord blacwood 20 January 2016 19: 49
    +2
    Many praise the BMP-3 and humiliate the Bradley, but they forget that much depends on the quality of crew training. For example, in the Six Day War, the Egyptians and Syrians fought on our T-55s, and the Jews on the British "Centurions". The Centurions are older than the T-55, but the Jewish crews were well trained, and the command used them competently. The Egyptians were ill-prepared, our T-55s burned "like matches." And all because the crews were poorly prepared, and the command illiterately used them. So the Saudis ignorantly use "Bradley", and then think why they burn.
  32. Slippery
    Slippery 20 January 2016 23: 15
    0
    Fiercely plus. I enjoyed reading, with relish, with a banner.
  33. Blackgrifon
    Blackgrifon 21 January 2016 19: 39
    0
    Quote: Type 63
    The article is extremely doubtful, continuous winning reports. Photos of the damaged BMP-3 flickered in the network.

    From the photo - only one thing.