Russian army could receive 32 Armata latest generation of main battle tanks in 2015 1210145

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 01:50 PM
 
Russian army could receive 32 Armata latest generation of main battle tanks in 2015.
According Janes website, Russian Ground Forces Commander Colonel General Oleg Salyukov has announced the delivery of 32 Armata, latest generation of Russian-made main battle tanks (MBT) to the Russian armed forces in 2015. The new MBT is expected to be showed for the first time to the public at the 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow, said also Oleg Salyukov.
     
According Janes website, Russian Ground Forces Commander Colonel General Oleg Salyukov has announced the delivery of 32 Armata, latest generation of Russian-made main battle tanks (MBT) to the Russian armed forces in 2015. The new MBT is expected to be showed for the first time to the public at the 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow, said also Oleg Salyukov.
Futurist view of Armata main battle tank
     

In November 2013, Uralvagonzavod, the developer of the new Armata has announced that the development of Russia’s new-generation main battle tank will be completed in 2015, and mass production is slated to being in 2016.

The official said three Armata prototypes were currently being tested, and production of the tank would start even before the end of the R&D work.

The Armata is designed as a modular universal combat platform that could be used as a basis for a variety of combat vehicles, including fire support, mine clearing, heavy flame throwing and bridge laying vehicles, according to Defense Ministry officials.

It will also reportedly feature a remotely controlled gun and fully automated loading, as well as a separate crew compartment made from composite materials and protected by multilayered armor.

A prototye of the Russian-made MBT Aramata was showed to Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a select group of senior officials during the defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, September 2013.

The Defense Ministry has said that the Russian army will get 2,300 Armatas by 2020.

 

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