In Kiev at the XV International specialized exhibition “Arms and security-2018” representatives “Ukroboronprom” have shown at once two new items — a new infantry fighting vehicle BMP-М1С and modification of the BTR-70, BTR-70Д (GM), developed by the Zhytomyr armored plant, the press service of the state concern “Ukroboronprom”.
A new fire control system “Sintez” provides accurate fire in all weather conditions and any time of the day, and the replacement of the old Soviet armored vehicle engine to the new German Deutz gives the ability to overclock the 15.5-ton BMP-М1С up to 70 km/h on land and 7.5 km/h on water.
BMP-М1С represents the conversion of the reconnaissance vehicle BRM-1K, full IBTS. Its firepower and protection significantly increased. The new IFV can carry a office of eight soldiers and to support the actions of infantry units thanks to the heavy firepower mounted on it combat module “Stiletto”, which includes 30-mm gun, antitank missile system “Barrier” and a machine gun.
Modernization of BTR-70, first shown at the exhibition are also embodied in the metal efforts IBTS. The new machine received index BTR-70Д (GM), has engines from American Corporation General Motors, whereby the maximum speed of the vehicle has increased to 100 km/h instead of 80 km/h of the original. The APC is equipped with combat module “Delta” is a 23-mm automatic cannon and a 7.62 mm machine gun. In addition, the “Delta” is equipped with modern digital multi-function fire control system with thermal imaging camera, laser rangefinder, gun stabilizer and system of acquisition and tracking purposes. Also, on the BTR-70Д may be other combat units — it depends on the purposes for which intended fighting machine.
BTR-70Д (GM), compared to the usual BTR-70 standing on arms of Armed forces of Ukraine, armed with a much stronger, has greater speed and better maneuverability on the battlefield. The use of modern combat modules can significantly increase the accuracy and efficiency of fire in all weather conditions and time of day.
We will remind, in Kiev on 9 October launched a large-scale exhibition of weapons and Airshow.