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BRM-3K Rys

Armored reconnaissance vehicle

BRM-3K Rys

The BRM-3K Rys is currently still at the prototype stage but may be in low-rate production

Entered service 1995
Crew 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18.7 t
Length 7 m
Width 3.15 m
Height 2.37 m
Main gun 30-mm cannon
ATGW Unspecified
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Ammunition load
Main gun 600 rounds
ATGW Unspecified
Machine guns 2 000 x 7.62-mm
Engine UTD-29 diesel
Engine power 500 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2.5 m
Fording Amphibious


   The BRM-3K Rys (lynx) was developed in the early 1990s. It was intended to supplement and replace the BRM-1K reconnaissance vehicle. It is based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle chassis. Although the BRM-3K was officially accepted to service with the Russian Army back in 1995 it is still at the prototype stage or may be in low-rate production. There are no known exports of this system.

   A steel hull protects crew against armor-piercing bullets, small-bore projectiles and artillery splinters. Fire-prevention and NBC systems are fitted as standard.

   The BRM-3K is armed with a stabilized 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Provision is made for an ATGW launcher and four missiles. The ATGW system can be dismounted and fired remotely from the vehicle.

   The BRM-3 has a crew of six. It consists of the vehicle commander, gunner, driver, navigator/computer operator, wireless operator and reconnaissance group commander.

   Battlefield surveillance equipment includes the mast-mounted-1RL-133-1 radar. The BRM-3K radar can detect vehicles at a distance of up to 8 - 10 km, and people up to 4 km away, however actual ranges depend on terrain. When active, this radar is elevated to a height of 1 m and can be traversed 120 either side regardless of the turret position. It is retracted into the vehicle when not in use. A portable reconnaissance equipment can be fitted to enable a remote connection with the vehicle up to 6 km away.

   The BRM-3K is also fitted with the navigation device to enable it to determine its own position of the battlefield. Information would normally be collected and then transmitted to the next chain of command. Communication aids ensure data and radio links at a maximum range of 350 km.

   Vehicle is powered by an UTD-29 diesel engine, developing 500 horsepower. A small generator is mounted at the rear of the BRM-3K. It allows the electronic equipment to operate when the main engine is shut down. Vehicle is fully amphibious. On water the BRM-3K is propelled by two waterjets.


Video of the BRM-3K Rys armored reconnaissance vehicle

BRM-3K Rys

BRM-3K Rys

BRM-3K Rys

BRM-3K Rys

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