The 2S25 Sprut (Russian: Спрут; English: Octopus) is a light tank based on the BMD-3 chassis, but with a much larger 125mm smoothbore gun. Meant to be a modern-day tank-destroyer much like the Stryker Mobile Gun System used in the United States Army.
The 2S25 Sprut retains most of the features of its BMD-3 cousin and is meant for the Russian Airborne forces as a tank destroyer that can be airlifted into battle and move about quickly. The armor on the turret is made of welded aluminum with a composite skin to keep it light for airborne drops, but it retains the strength to be able to hold up against 23mm rounds from about 500 meters away. The weapon system does not feature a secondary armament however, making it a dedicated tank-destroyer.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the 2S25 Sprut is used as the Middle Eastern Coalition's main battle tank. Despite being based upon a light tank, it has the armor equivalent of a main battle tank and its main gun can easily rip through enemy armor. The 2S25 only features a driver seat, who controls the vehicle and its main gun, making it the only tank in the game to not have a secondary gunner on top.
The 2S25 Sprut is seen in the screenshots and box art for the upcoming Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Armored Kill. It is a Tank Destroyer, meaning it has the armor and chassis of an IFV like the BMP-2M, but also carries a very large gun. That means that it is both fast and powerful, but in return has weak armor.