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New Russian-made APC en route

12th October 2016 - 12:27 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Russia’s KTZ concern has unveiled a brand-new tracked amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) developed from the the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). 

Designated as the BT-3F, it has reportedly been developed to satisfy an order placed by Indonesia but the manufacturer says that there is also a serious interest already expressed by the Russian military.   

KTZ’s development department director, Sergey Kotelevsky claimed that the BT-3F was built to satisfy Indonesian requirements for getting an amphibious tracked APC. The Indonesian Marine Corps now operates some 54 BMP-3F IFVs delivered between 2010 and 2014, upgraded for amphibious operations. 

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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