Member of the board of Russia’s Military-Industrial Commission Mikhail Osyko said that the T-14 Armata next-generation tanks will become the basis for practicing and fine-tuning warfare tactics.
Mikhail Osyko also added that the Russian tank-building industry has also hammered out the technology for repairing and upgrading all basic combat vehicles in service.
They cover all of the Russian Army’s needs for this hardware, including units stationed in the Arctic region. For example, the T-80 tank is to a great extent used in northern latitudes,Osyko
The Armata is a heavy-tracked standardized platform serving as the basis to develop main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and some other armored vehicles.
The T-14 Armata-platform-based tank was unveiled to the public for the first time at Red Square’s Victory Day Parade on May 9, 2015. The new combat vehicle features fully digitized equipment, an unmanned turret, and an isolated armored capsule for the crew.
T-14 Armata Specifications & Characteristics
|Unit cost||$3.7 Million|
|Produced||2015 – Present|
|Main Armament||2A82-1M 125 mm smoothbore cannon with 45 rounds (32 of them in the autoloader)|
|Secondary Armament||12.7 mm (0.50 in) Kord machine gun (6P49), 7.62 mm (0.30 in) PKTM machine gun (6P7К)|
1,200/1,350/1,500 hp–2,000 hp
|Maximum Speed||80 km/h (50 mph)–90 km/h (56 mph) (estimated)|