- Russia and India are considering co-development of a new generation infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at an Indian enterprise, said Albert Bakov, first vice president and co-owner of the Tractor Plants Concern.
- Russian Defense Ministry may additionally fund development of BMP-3 Dragoon IFV.
- The newly developed version also differs from the baseline BMP-3 in that its powerplant is located in front and the landing compartment is fitted with a ramp.
- Bakov explained that the fighting vehicles fitted with it will be less visible to thermal imagers.
- The electric transmission is going to be optimized in the BMP-3 body with a serious modernization of the vehicle.