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Russian Defense Ministry orders several hundred combat vehicles — manufacturer

May 12, 2015, 11:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The manufacturer will continue providing BMP-3 combat vehicles until research and development of the new Kurganets-25 platform is completed

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BMP-3 combat vehicle

BMP-3 combat vehicle

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MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry and the Tractor Plants concern have signed a contract for the supply of several dozen mechanized infantry combat vehicles BMP-3, the concern’s vice-president and co-owner, Albert Bakov, has told TASS.

"We have concluded a three-year contract with the Defense Ministry for supplying hundreds of BMP-3," he said.

In the process of the BMP-s serial production the vehicle’s design underwent 1,500 amendments.

Bakov said that Kurganmashzavod, an affiliate of the Tractor Plants, said would continue providing BMP-3 until the completion of research and development of the Kurganets-25 platform and the beginning of the serial production of a new generation of combat vehicles on its basis.

Infographics Russia’s state defense order in 2015

Russia’s state defense order in 2015

The Russian Defense Ministry is set to continue the rearmament program in the armed forces this year. Infographics by TASS

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