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Russia, India ponder co-development of new generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle

  • Russia and India are considering co-development of a new generation infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at an Indian enterprise, said Albert Bakov, first vice president and co-owner of the Tractor Plants Concern.
  • Russian Defense Ministry may additionally fund development of BMP-3 Dragoon IFV.
  • The newly developed version also differs from the baseline BMP-3 in that its powerplant is located in front and the landing compartment is fitted with a ramp.
  • Bakov explained that the fighting vehicles fitted with it will be less visible to thermal imagers.
  • The electric transmission is going to be optimized in the BMP-3 body with a serious modernization of the vehicle.

Source: DefenceNews

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