Russia Unveils Upgraded BMP-2M to be Deployed in Ukraine
Russian state company Rostec's subsidiary Vysokotochni Kunciy has recently supplied the Russian Military with upgraded BMP-2M Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) equipped with advanced combat modules. The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Notably, in early September 2023, the Russian Military acquired several identical combat vehicles (Ranpur), swiftly deploying them to the battlefield in Ukraine.
According to the company's press release, the enhanced BMP-2M maintains the cost-efficiency characteristics of the BMP-2 while significantly increasing combat potential. The upgrade includes the installation of the Berezhok combat package, featuring a 30 mm 2A42 main cannon, a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun, four 9M133 anti-tank missiles (Kornet-E), and a 30 mm AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher system.
Crucially, the new fire control system on the BMP-2M empowers day and night combat capabilities, enabling precise targeting of enemy tanks, combat vehicles, infantry groups, and fortifications at ranges of up to 8 km.