13 September 2015
Russian company Tractor Plants received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 model from Myanmar and Morocco, according to the company's spokesperson. (photo : thejakartapost)
NIZHNY TAGIL (Sputnik) – Morocco and Myanmar will purchase approximately 60 BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, the model's manufacturer announced Friday.
"As of today, we have received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 [model] from Myanmar and Morocco… I cannot disclose the exact amount, but we are talking about somewhere in the region of two battalions," a representative of the Russian company Tractor Plants told RIA Novosti.
The anti-infantry vehicles are manufactured by the Kurganmashzavod company, part of the Tractor Plants machine-building consortium.
The Tractor Plants spokesperson said talks on the purchase of the BMP-3 had not formally commenced but noted that Myanmar had also expressed interest in the BMP-3F version, which has been modified for seaworthiness and buoyancy.
Tractor Plants is one of the many domestic and foreign companies exhibiting at the 10th annual Russia Arms Expo RAE-2015 international arms show, underway in the city of Nizhny Tagil.