I honestly don't know, but I suspect not. I also don't think the BMPT is suited to that particular task. I think that it works best as a fire-support vehicle for combined arms formations. I think the best escort for tanks in an urban area is plenty of well trained infantry.Do Russian armored brigadeshave anti tank battalions?
I don't see much sense in attaching anti tank units to inherently armored units, rather to light troops. The BMPT is supposed to escort tanks in urban areas, and not much else.
Yeah, it basically has no place within current force organizations. This is why, like I said, the only place I can see it working is as a replacement for SP ATGM carriers because the current BMPT already carries 4, and can easily carry more. Within that context adding two auto-cannons and an MBT chassis are just an improvement. This is all assuming there's spare cash for it.What's odd is that in Israel, perhaps by misunderstanding of statements or not, there is some notion in a local forum and even some media, that there are plans for a Carmel-derived medium vehicle with a medium cannon as a replacement for some tanks and no troop transport capability. I really hope that's not true. The BMPT IMO should not become operational in any form, at least a manned one.