New Russian program to supply T-14 Armata main battle tanks


The Russian armaments program for 2018-2027 envisages serial supplies of T-14 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) based on the heavy tracked Armata platform, as well as frontline and long-range aircraft, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told Rossiya 24 TV channel.


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T-14 Armata MBT (Main Battle Tank) at Army-2017 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.


"What makes the 2018-2027 armaments program so special is the conversion of experimental products still in the testing phase into serial ones. This applies to Armata, the T-14 main battle tank, the frontline aviation system, the new generation long-range aircraft and many other items," he said.

"This lays the basis for transition to a new, sixth technological order," Rogozin added.

Armata is a heavy unified tracked chassis to be used as a basis for a new main battle tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, and armored personnel carrier and a number of other vehicles. The T-14 tank created on the Armata platform was for the first time displayed at the VE-Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square in 2015.

The Armata will have more firepower than the latest generation of main battle tank T-90. The Armata will be fitted with a new unmanned remote weapon station turret. Russian experts believe that the appearance of the remotely controlled gun would eventually lead to the development of a fully robotic tank which could be deployed as part of a spearhead in the offensive.

The new unmanned remote turret of Armata T-14 is equipped with new generation of 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore gun with an automatic loader and 32 rounds ready to use. The main gun can fire also new laser-guided missile with a range from 7 to 12 km.


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