BMD-4 was designed on the basis of the BMD-3 airborne combat vehicle and was adopted by the Russian Armed Forces on December 31, 2004. A BMP-3 tower was installed on the BMD-3 hull, as a result of which the firepower of the combat vehicle grew 2.5 times. The armament of the new machine consisted of a 100-mm gun - a 2A70 launcher, a 30-mm 2A72 automatic gun, a 7.62-mm PKTM machine gun, 8 ATGMs and an AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher. In total, 60 units were released for testing, but the combat vehicle did not go into the series.