The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

Infantry fighting vehicle "Kurganets-25" is preparing for tests.

At the Victory Parade on May 9, it is planned to show samples of the latest domestic military equipment. Among other types of equipment, promising infantry fighting vehicles “Kurganets-25” should be launched on Red Square. This technique is being developed to replace existing infantry fighting vehicles and in the foreseeable future should replenish the fleet of ground vehicles. Recently, some news of the project "Kurganets-25" became known.

Infantry fighting vehicle & laquo; Kurgan-25 & raquo; preparing for trials

On March 3, the chief designer of the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, which develops new BMP, Sergei Abdulov said that now the company's employees are engaged in experimental development work within the framework of the Kurganets-25 project. In the near future it is planned to begin testing new equipment. All work is on schedule. So, several prototypes of new armored vehicles have already been built. There are some difficulties associated with the need to find a replacement for imported components, because of which it is necessary to adjust the schedule.However, in the near future, prototypes of the new BMP should go to preliminary tests.

On the same day, the executive director of Kurganmashzavod, Igor Giske, announced another news regarding the Kurganets-25 project. He said that a contract has already been signed with the Ministry of Defense, according to which Kurgan machine-builders should build and transfer to the military department several units of armored vehicles. The cost of the contract and the ordered number of cars have not yet been specified. In addition, the plant will continue to fulfill its obligations under other contracts. I. Giske noted that since 2012 there has been a serious increase in production: its volumes increased 2.5 times.
The development of a promising infantry fighting vehicle designed to replace the existing BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3 types of equipment began relatively long ago. The project “Kurganets-25” itself began only a few years ago, approximately in 2010. The project is being developed by the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, which has extensive experience in the creation and construction of such equipment. The same plant in the future should become the parent company for the production of new armored vehicles.
An important feature of the project "Kurganets-25" is the approach to the creation of such equipment.At the request of the military, the defense industry must develop a universal tracked platform that will be used as a base for various-purpose equipment. The first developed infantry fighting vehicle. In the future, the appearance of technology of other classes is possible.
In January 2013, the first image of the prototype of the prospective BMP Kurganets-25 got into open access. A photograph from the Kurganmashzavod workshop was hit the lens of the cameraman, where at that time the body of the prospective armored vehicle was being assembled. Despite the poor quality of the image, it became possible to draw some conclusions. In particular, it became clear which presumable versions of the appearance of the BMP were correct and which turned out to be erroneous.
The number "25" in the title of the project reflects the approximate combat mass of promising technology. BMP "Kurganets-25" and other vehicles based on this platform should weigh about 25 tons. Naturally, depending on the modification, this parameter can fluctuate in a rather wide range. Photos from the shop allowed us to talk about the layout of the housing units. New cars will have a front-wheel-drive engine compartment.The engine and transmission will be shifted to the starboard side, and to the left of them it is proposed to place the workplace of the driver. Behind the department of management and the engine-transmission department there should be a large volume that will be used to accommodate the crew, weapons, etc.
It is known that the BMP Kurganets-25 will be equipped with a tracked undercarriage. Its design is unknown for obvious reasons. There is an assumption that different machines based on the platform will have a different number of road wheels and the corresponding chassis design. The platform should be equipped with a diesel engine with a power of about 450-500 hp. Earlier it was reported that since 2010 a promising diesel engine has been developed by the Barnaultransmash enterprise. In addition, the possibility of creating an engine by other domestic enterprises was mentioned.
The composition of the weapons of new infantry fighting vehicles is unknown. There is every reason to believe that they will be equipped with some kind of combat module with weapons required by the customer in the person of the Ministry of Defense. The use of remotely controlled systems is possible.Accurate data on the possible weapon "Kurgants-25" is missing, because of what a variety of assumptions are expressed. Such a BMP can receive both a combat module of an existing model, for example, the Bakhcha system from the BMP-3, as well as some promising unit. It can be assumed that the "Kurganets-25" in the configuration of the BMP will be armed with an automatic small-caliber gun, a machine gun and an anti-tank missile system. The exact composition of weapons will be known later.
With the observance of secrecy, the Russian designers managed to develop and build a number of the latest infantry fighting vehicles on the basis of the universal Kurganets-25 platform. In the near future, this technique will have to undergo preliminary tests, as well as take part in a parade on Red Square. A little more than two months left before the “premiere show” of the newest Russian BMPs.

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  • The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests

    The infantry fighting vehicle Kurganets-25 is preparing for tests