Russia ready to export new main battle tank T-14 Armata to China India and Saudi Arabia 12109153

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Russia ready to export new main battle tank T-14 Armata to China, India and Saudi Arabia.
Defense Company Uralvagonzavod of Russia, manufacturer of defense products as main battle tank is ready to look at possible exports of the new-generation tanks, T-14 Armata, to foreign buyers. The T-14 Armata is the latest generation of Russian-made main battle tank which was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade in Moscow, May 9, 2015.
     
Defense Company Uralvagonzavod of Russia, manufacturer of defense products as main battle tank is ready to look at possible exports of the new-generation tanks, T-14 Armata, to foreign buyers. The T-14 Armata is the latest generation of Russian-made main battle tank which was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade in Moscow, May 9, 2015.New Russian-made main battle tank T-14 Armata at Russia Arms Expo 2015, defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. (Copyright picture Army Recognition)
     
"We had a lot of talks with various delegations in the framework of the recent Russian Arms Expo (RAE-2015) - all demonstrated interest in buying these products,"Uralvagonzavod’s director general Oleg Siyenko, told the Ekho Moskvy radio station.

"But so far, it is beyond the current agenda. Our priority is to equip our own armed forces with state-of-the-art hardware. But from the point of view of the economy, undoubtedly, we would like to export these products in future."

He said among potential buyer could be countries with big defense budgets, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar. "Sure, there is interest from Europe too," he noted.

Earlier, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov said Russia was ready to discuss with its foreign partners possible supplies of Armata tanks after 2020, when Uralvagonzavod was through with the orders under the state armaments program.
     
     
The T-14 main battle tank is based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. The Armata has more firepower than the latest generation of main battle tank T-90. The Armata is 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.

The T-14 Armata is equipped with the Active Protection System (APS) Afghanit which seems similar to the Israeli Trophy able to intercept and destroy incoming missiles and rockets.The system is designed to work against all types of anti-tank missiles and rockets, including handheld weapons such as rocket propelled grenades.
 

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