The tried and tested BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and a state-of-the-art robotic mine-clearing system combine to make Russia’s hardware innovation – the Prokhod. It’s an armoured vehicle that can destroy explosives while driving itself. It can also be steered by a driver inside or from a remote control point. Equipped with a modern TMT-C mine trawl and a 12.7-mm machine gun, Prokhod can provide a safe 4-metre wide passage through any minefield.
The BMP-3 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2. The abbreviation BMP stands for Boevaya Mashina Pehoty (, literally “Infantry Fighting Vehicle”). The BMP-3 is designed and produced by the Kurganmashzavod (“Kurgan Machine Building Plant”) some variants however are built by the Rubtsovsk Machine Building Plant (RMZ), for example the BRM-3K. In May 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry signed a three-year contract to receive “hundreds” of BMP-3 vehicles to maintain its armored vehicle force until its replacement, the Kurganets-25, completes research and development. In the process of the BMP-s serial production, the vehicle’s design underwent 1,500 amendments.