Russia to Strike Export Deal with Greek Army

22 June 2009 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2009 18:30)

Russia is finalising a contract for the delivery of 1,000 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles to the Greek Army, according to local news service RIA Novosti. The BMP-3M features an upgraded self-contained weapons platform, turret with digital fire control system, additional armour protecti

Russia is finalising a contract for the delivery of 1,000 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles to the Greek Army, according to local news service RIA Novosti.

The BMP-3M features an upgraded self-contained weapons platform, turret with digital fire control system, additional armour protection and powerful engines.

The purchase would be one of the largest arms deals between Russia and a Nato member state.