The 74th Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade received the first modernized BMP-2M with the module "Berezhok"

As reported by the press service of the Central Military District on June 13, 2018, the motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District, stationed in the Kemerovo Region, received eight modernized infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M with the Berehok combat module under the state defense order.
The 74th Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade received the first upgraded BMP-2M with a module

Modernized infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M with the installation of the combat module "Berezhok" in the workshop of JSC "Shcheglovsky Val", Tula (c) Ladislav Karpov / TASS
The BMP-2M is a modification of the BMP-2. The machine is designed to transport personnel, increasing its mobility, armament and security on the battlefield. The machine is armed with a 30 mm automatic cannon and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, anti-tank guided missiles, an automatic grenade launcher.
The inhabited double combat module B05Y01 "Berezhok" is a classic BMP-2 turret, but with an updated weapon system. It has an improved combined sight with an independent stabilization system of the line of sight in two planes, thermal imaging and laser distance measuring channels, as well as a guided missile guidance channel.
Earlier it was reported that sixteen BMP-2M will arrive before the end of the year in service with the tank division of the Central Military District.
Comment bmpd.Thus, we are talking about the delivery of the first seryin party of the modernized BMP-2M with the Berezhok combat module to the 74th separate guards motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District located in Yurga (Kemerovo Region).
Recall that on September 29, 2017, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed with Rostec a ten-year contract to modernize 540 BMD-2 and BMP-2 machines, equipping them with the Berezhok module developed by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau (KBP; in the holding "High-precision complexes" of the state corporation "Rostec"). The direct modernization work is carried out by the KBP branch — the Tula factory “Shcheglovsky Val”. The upgraded BMP-2 receive the designation BMP-2M.

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