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Belarusian Mot. Rifle Company, BMP-2 (2007)

The following was/is the Belarusian Motorized Rifle Company organization circa 2007. It includes a company headquarters section and 3 rifle platoons, and is BMP-2 equipped. The next level up is the Motorized Rifle Battalion.

Contents:

  1. Organization

  2. Diagram

  3. Sources

 

Organization

  • Type: Mechanized Infantry Company

  • Origin: Belarusian Ground Forces (Belarus)

  • Time Frame: 2007

  • Personnel: 5 Officers and 107 Enlisted

  • Vehicles: 11 BMP-2s

Company Headquarters (Отделение управления роты) (2 Officers, 11 Enlisted, 2 BMP-2s)

​→ 2× BMP-2s [A]

Management: 

  • 1× Company Commander (командир роты) [B], Captain (OF-2), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL 

  • 1× Deputy Company Commander (заместитель командира роты) [B], Lieutenant or Senior Lieutenant (OF-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL 

  • 1× Company Sergeant Major (старшина роты), Starshina (OR-8), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

  • 1× Senior Technician (старший техник роты), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

Other Personnel: 

  • 1× Company Headquarters Leader (командир отделения управления), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Senior Radio Operator (старший радиотелефонист), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

  • 1× Radio Operator (радиотелефонист), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

  • Portable Reconnaissance Radar Operator (оператор СБР), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

  • Medical Technician (санинструктор), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle

Vehicle Crews:

  • 1× Senior Driver (старший механик-водитель), armed with 1 AKS-74U carbine

  • 1× Driver (механик-водитель), armed with 1 AKS-74U carbine

  • 2× Vehicle Gunners (наводчик-оператор), armed with 1 AKS-74 rifle each

[A] The company headquarters is split across two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles.

[B] It is assumed that the company commander and deputy commander would act as the vehicle commanders of each of the company headquarters' BMP-2s respectively.

3× Motorized Rifle Platoons (Мотострелковый взвод) (1 Officer, 35 Enlisted, and 3 BMP each)

​→ BMP-2 (1)

Crew Compartment:

  • 1× Platoon Commander (командир взвода) [A] [PL HQ], Junior Lieutenant or Lieutenant (OF-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL 

  • 1× Driver (механик-водитель), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74U carbine

  • 1× Vehicle Gunner (наводчик-оператор), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74 rifle

Passenger Compartment:

  • 1× Squad Leader (командир отделения), Junior Sergeant (OR-5) or Sergeant (OR-6), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Senior Rifleman (старший стрелок), Yefreytor (OR-4), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Light Machine Gunner (пулеметчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPK-74 light machine gun

  • 1× Designated Marksman (снайпер), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 SVD designated marksman rifle

  • 1× Grenadier (стрелок-гранатометчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPG-7 rocket launcher and 

  • 1× Assistant Grenadier (стрелок помощник гранатометчика), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle
     

  • 1× Spotter (номер расчета) [PL HQ], Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle
     

​→ BMP-2 (2)

Crew Compartment:

  • 1× Deputy Platoon Commander (заместитель командира взвода) [PL HQ] [A], Senior Sergeant (OR-7), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL 

  • 1× Driver (механик-водитель), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74U carbine

  • 1× Vehicle Gunner (наводчик-оператор), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74 rifle
     

Passenger Compartment:

  • 1× Squad Leader (командир отделения), Junior Sergeant (OR-5) or Sergeant (OR-6), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Senior Rifleman (старший стрелок), Yefreytor (OR-4), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Light Machine Gunner (пулеметчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPK-74 light machine gun

  • 1× Designated Marksman (снайпер), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 SVD designated marksman rifle

  • 1× Grenadier (стрелок-гранатометчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPG-7 rocket launcher and 

  • 1× Assistant Grenadier (стрелок помощник гранатометчика), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle
     

  • 1× Combat Medic (стрелок-санитар) [PL HQ], Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle
     

BMP-2 (3)

Crew Compartment:

  • 1× Squad Leader (командир отделения) [B], Junior Sergeant (OR-5) or Sergeant (OR-6), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Driver (механик-водитель), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74U carbine

  • 1× Vehicle Gunner (наводчик-оператор), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AKS-74 rifle

Passenger Compartment:

  • 1× Senior Rifleman (старший стрелок), Yefreytor (OR-4), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle and 1 GP-25 UBGL

  • 1× Light Machine Gunner (пулеметчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPK-74 light machine gun

  • 1× Designated Marksman (снайпер), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 SVD designated marksman rifle

  • 1× Grenadier (стрелок-гранатометчик), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 RPG-7 rocket launcher and 

  • 1× Assistant Grenadier (стрелок помощник гранатометчика), Private (OR-1), armed with 1 AK-74 rifle
     

  • 1× Machine Gunner (наводчик) [PL HQ], Private (OR-1), armed with 1 PK general-purpose machine gun

  • 1× Designated Marksman (снайпер) [PL HQ], Private (OR-1), armed with 1 SVD designated marksman rifle

     

[PL HQ] Part of the platoon headquarters. The loading of the platoon headquarters into specific vehicles is not necessarily accurate with the exception of the platoon commander and platoon 2IC.

[A] The platoon commander and platoon 2IC act as the vehicle commanders for the vehicles they occupy while the squad leader is bumped to a different seat. This is an assumption,  but if the Belarusians follow Soviet doctrine, when the platoon commander dismounts, the platoon 2IC takes command of the vehicles.
 

[B] In vehicles without the platoon commander or platoon 2IC, the squad leader acts as the vehicle commander. When mounted, both the vehicle crew and dismounts are subordinate to the squad leader. When the squad leader dismounts, the gunner directs the movement of the driver and the vehicles are subordinate to the platoon 2IC.

 

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