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The crews of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles of the Baltic Fleet conducted live firing at the Army training ground in the Kaliningrad region. The servicemen worked out a complex combat shooting exercise, overcoming a route of about 5 kilometers with steep ascents and descents, slopes, passages in minefields and a track bridge.

When performing the firing, the BMP-3 crews went to the firing line and immediately hit targets imitating the enemy’s combat equipment and manpower located at ranges of up to two kilometers using 100-mm guns and automatic 30-mm coaxial cannons.

Before the live firing, the servicemen complied with the standards for loading the cannon and twin cannon of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle and assembling and disassembling the Kalashnikov tank machine gun (PKT).

In total, more than 100 servicemen of the motorized rifle regiment of the BF army corps and over 20 units of military equipment were involved in the complex firing exercise.

BMP-3 entered service with the motorized rifle regiment of the army corps of the Baltic Fleet, stationed in Kaliningrad, in May this year as part of the rearmament program. The BMP-3, unlike its predecessors, received a new chassis, engine, weapon system, hydromechanical transmission, and increased crew protection. In addition, the BMP-3 is equipped with water jet propellers, which are used when crossing water obstacles.

BMP-3 is designed to transport personnel of subunits, their fire support, destruction of openly located and sheltered manpower, anti-tank weapons, tanks, lightly armored vehicles, as well as low-speed air targets.

The standard armament of the BMP-3 is a 100-mm gun-launcher for firing guided and unguided ammunition, a 30-mm automatic cannon, a 7.62-mm PKT machine gun and a smoke grenade launch system.

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