"Tractor Plants" will ensure that the contract for the modernization of 135 BMP-3 for the UAE. According to ARMS-TASS news agency, it is stated in the press service of the "Company of corporate governance" Concern "Tractor plants". The contract was signed at the exhibition IDEX-2011 in Abu Dhabi between FSUE "Rosoboronexport" and the UAE armed with the Army which has 135 infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3. The contract will be implemented on a specialized manufacturing sites-industrial group "Concern" Tractor plants "- JSC" Kurgan "with the involvement of a number of subcontractors.
The total contract is worth about 74 million dollars. USA. For the modernization of the BMP-3 experts "Tractor plants" a program that allows you to significantly increase the combat effectiveness and survivability of machines allowing for the use in hot climates. The program will be aware of the UAE for information. After several rounds of negotiations has been selected for the modernization of the first batch of BMP-3, including installation of the electronic driver’s assistant and cameraman, a digital ballistic computer, loading mechanism ATGM air-power unit, automatic target tracking AST-B, as well as the refinement of the 100-mm gun launcher firing shots at high power.
Comprehensive upgrade of the previously supplied to the UAE BMP-3 with the wishes of the customer will be phased. Representatives of the UAE Armed Forces have confirmed interest in other areas of modernization, which later will be the subject of negotiations with the Russian side.