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Latest BMP-3 upgrade includes increased protection and firepower

1st September 2020 - 10:45 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Moscow

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Russian manufacturer Kurganmashzavod unveiled the BMP-3M Manul, the latest heavily upgraded version of the BMP-3 IFV, at the Army 2020 exhibition near Moscow on 23-29 August.

Manul has much in common with its predecessor BMP-3M Dragoon, which was unveiled five years ago.

However, according to Kurganmashzavod representatives, significant enhancements include a more ergonomic troop compartment as well as increased protection and firepower.

The Manul carries three crew (driver, gunner and commander) and eight infantry. Taking into account that the new IFV is armed with an RWS, there is more room to accommodate troops for long-term combat missions. Other features

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Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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