Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 22, 2016 16:16:36 GMT -5
-50°C no problem: Arctic brigade test-drives 2-unit all-terrain vehicles (VIDEO)
RT.com 22 Jan, 2016 13:15
The Arctic brigade of the Russian Northern Fleet has field-tested new specialized tracked vehicles that can carry troops across treacherous terrain like snow and swamp and cross water.
The ATV called Ruslan has two segments connected by a special powered joint. The joint can be used to make sharp turns and raise one of the sections, allowing it to climb a barrier of up to 1.8 meters high or enhance the tracks' grip by redistributing the pressure.
The vehicle is also amphibious, crossing water at 5kph compared to its regular 48kph on land.
The vehicle can carry up to 16 people, including the driver, and can operate at extremely low temperatures down to -50 degrees Celsius. The back unit may be replaced with a medical bay or sleeping quarters.
The military version was fitted with light armor plating to protect the crew and the passengers.
Russian tank biathlon crews hone skills in extreme Arctic conditions (VIDEO)
RT.com 5 Feb, 2016 03:11
Tank crews of the Russian Northern Fleet’s coastal regiment have conducted training in extreme Arctic weather conditions to practice their skills ahead of the International Tank Biathlon Championship later in the year. Twelve T-72B312 tank crews participated in the drills at a military range in the Murmansk region focused on perfecting maneuvering skills in the tough weather terrain of the Russian North.
At this stage of their training the crews effectively polished their skills by overcoming the special obstacles that will be included in the Tank Biathlon. Namely the elements of “track bridge”, “slope", “anti-tank ditch” and “snake” were practiced by the Russian steel giants as part of the elements approved within the course of the International Army Games 2016.
One of the hardest training stages was to complete the “flanking fire” exercise, in which the T-72B had to hit different targets while moving at high speed across the range, with its turret facing the target direction. It is extremely hard to accomplish considering that the targets are placed at a distance of up to 2,200 meters.
The crews performed these complicated maneuvers in extreme subzero Arctic winter cold, on frozen terrain of ice and snow that gets up to a meter thick. At the end of the training round only six crews will be selected to proceed to the next stage of training, to compete with other tank crews from across the country.
The final competition will take place as part of the International Army Games 2016 which are scheduled to take place in the first two weeks of August across more than a dozen of ranges across Russia. During the Army Games 2015, some 2000 servicemen from 17 countries, including Russia, China, India, Venezuela, Kuwait, Pakistan, Mongolia, among others participated in the Tank biathlon, attended by over 250,000 spectators.
Russia's cutting-edge 'indestructible APC' could be sold abroad.
RT.com 8 Feb, 2016 15:52
One of Russia’s newest state-of-the-art war machines, the extra-safe Bumerang APC, with outstanding active and passive defense systems, is undergoing state trials. If the Kremlin gives the nod, the manufacturer is ready to supply it to foreign armies.
The Bumerang is a next generation APC with a remote-controlled weapon station, an advanced control complex and layered active and passive defense systems, Aleksandr Krasovitsky, director general of the Military Industrial Company (MIC, Voyenno-Promyshlennaya Kompaniya), told RIA Novosti.
"One can say it's an indestructible APC with mobility, firepower, resistance and handling characteristics that exceed in some ways those of its best foreign counterparts,” Krasovitsky said, adding that early testing is already underway.
Over 40 Russian research and development companies have been taking part in creating Bumerang, yet most of the work was performed by MIC’s Military Engineering Center.
Foreign clients have already expressed interest in placing orders for the new APC, Krasovitsky said.
“If we get government authorization, we’re ready to sell it abroad,” he added.
The Bumerang amphibious armored eight-wheeler is to replace Soviet-designed personnel carriers BTR-80 and BTR-90. Most of its characteristics are still classified.
The vehicle reportedly weighs between 20 and 25 tons, depending on modular armor and weapons installed. The Bumerang is reportedly powered with 510 hp turbocharged diesel and has a top speed of 95kph. The engine is positioned in the forward part of the vehicle to increase safety of the personnel and the assault troops it can transport.
The APC’s troop compartment is accessible through a rear bay so that personnel getting on and off the vehicle stay out of the line of enemy fire.
The Bumerang’s weapon station is modular. The stock version is armed with a 30mm cannon (500 shells), 4 Kornet guided anti-tank missiles and a 7.62 machine-gun (2,000 rounds). Other models could include cannons of calibers up to 125mm.
Preparations for the production of the Bumerang began back in 2013, when MIC built a new assembly line from scratch, using brand-new equipment bought specifically for the new APC’s production.
The pilot batch of six Bumerang vehicles was produced in 2014. Those vehicles took part in the Victory Day parade on Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2015.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 18, 2016 20:43:30 GMT -5
Manufacturing of 1st Armored Ural-VV Vehicle for Russian Army Set for 2016.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 15:17 17.02.2016
The first Ural-VV armored car, adapted to the requirements of the Russian Defense Ministry, will be manufactured in 2016.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first prototype of a new version of the Ural-VV armored car, adapted to the requirements of the Russian Defense Ministry, will be manufactured in 2016, the head of the ministry’s Central Research Institute Test Centre for Automotive Engineering said Wednesday.
"Ural automotive plant received a technical task for this vehicle from the ministry. It is planned to make minor improvements in accordance with the requirements of the ministry, in particular, to establish a system of collective protection and so on. Once all the documentation has been processed, work on making a prototype will begin. We expect that the vehicle will be ready later this year," Col. Andrei Koltukov told RIA Novosti.
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to test and explore the possibility of admitting the Ural-VV into service later in 2016, he added.
The Ural-VV armored combat vehicle offers enhanced protection to its passengers, cargo and key units against small-arms fire and landmines. The armored car is a derivative of the popular Ural-4320 truck with a 6x6 wheel configuration. Its maximum speed is 90 kilometers per hour (56 miles per hour) and it can transport at least 15 people.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 21, 2016 18:53:53 GMT -5
South Russia Motorized Brigade Troops Conduct Tactical Drills.
RUSSIA 15:44 21.02.2016
According to district’s press service, a special detachment of Russia's Southern Military District motor rifle brigades conducted tactical drills to eliminate a simulated illegal armed group.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A special detachment of Russia's Southern Military District (SMD) motor rifle brigades conducted tactical drills to eliminate a simulated illegal armed group, the district’s press service said Sunday.
"Units of the SMD motorized brigade stationed in the Chechen Republic held battalion tactical exercises at the Sernovodsk range in Stavropol Territory, where they discovered, blocked and neutralized an illegal armed formation of a simulated enemy," the press service said.
Military vehicle airdrops, concentrated fire at the enemy’s defense posts and interaction with Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles were the main focus of the drills, the SMD said.
The exercises also involved reconnaissance and electronic warfare units. Live firing aboard T-72B3 tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers and small arms took place during the final stage, it added.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 27, 2016 17:54:21 GMT -5
Russia’s Batmobile: Putin inspects latest in cutting-edge combat vehicles (VIDEO)
RT.com 28 Feb, 2016 09:20
The latest addition to the Russian security services’ arsenal comes in the form of a Batmobile. Informally known as 'The Punisher,' the armored combat vehicle was put on display for the president and is being touted as an answer to the American Humvee.
President Vladimir Putin inspected the Federal Security Service's (FSB) latest special operation vehicles in Moscow on Friday. The most eye-catching of the bunch was the cutting-edge ZiL Karatel armored car, which has a slight resemblance to the Batmobile, the legendary car from the Batman movies.
FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov personally walked Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu around the enormous combat vehicles. The ZiL Karatel, code-named 'The Punisher,' really wowed the officials.
Until recently, The Punisher was kept under wraps, although rumors of the monster have been circulating for several years now. The vehicle can comfortably accommodate 10 people and has a V-shaped body to better dissipate blast waves from explosions or projectiles.
According to Russian media, introducing the new vehicle Bortnikov gave away some of its specifications: the car is fitted with Class 6a armor, designed for ballistic protection, has firing openings in the sides and rear doors, as well as a rooftop revolving hatch gunner, and the paratroopers’ seats are arranged so they could sit back-to-back, allowing them a panoramic view.
The president also inspected a giant KAMAZ-produced 'Viking' armored vehicle, based on the KAMAZ-4911 Extreme, originally designed for international racing events such as the Dakar Rally, and an armored dune buggy featuring rally-car seats.
The presentation of the vehicles took place after Putin's annual address at the Federal Security Service Board Meeting, where he assessed the department’s achievements over the previous year. During the meeting he congratulated the FSB on its work on preventing terror attacks planned against Russia.
"Thanks to your efforts we suppressed the activity of the underground groups and factions that were ready to attack our country. It’s obvious that you have greatly succeeded with preventive work in this area”, Putin said.
He also outlined goals for the department for 2016, namely to stop international terrorists from entering Russia, stem terrorists’ recruitment on Russian soil and increase control over migrants arriving in the country. He also stressed the necessity to block the access of international intelligence services to any secret information concerning the operation of Russia’s military facilities, defense industry sites and leading research centers.
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Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 28, 2016 13:26:28 GMT -5
Russian army to test-drive 20 Armata tank prototypes.
RT.com 28 Feb, 2016 11:51
A batch of over 20 Russian Armata tanks are currently undergoing producer trials and will be sent to the country’s armed forces this or next year. The advanced armor platform may have a variant armed with a 152mm cannon.
Armata is the newest armor product from Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), the leading Russian tank producer. It was first revealed to the public in May 2015, during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. UVZ has built a trial batch of Armata tanks, which are currently undergoing trials, the company's deputy director Vyacheslav Khalitov told Russian News Service radio.
“This batch has more than 20 vehicles. The trial of the prototypes will help us eliminate possible drawbacks,” he said. “Then we will send them to the armed forces to see how they prove themselves in different climatic conditions. That will be in 2016-17.”
Armata is a tracked armor platform, which can be used to build various types of vehicles. It's best known in the variants of T-14 and T-15 tanks, but the chassis was used in a self-propelled gun, an infantry fighting vehicle, a rocket launcher and other vehicles.
According to Khalitov, UVZ is considering a tank variant armed with a 152mm cannon, bigger than the 125mm cannon used in T-14.
“The 152mm caliber is pretty effective and doesn't require special ammo to deal with armor. A 152mm shell's kinetic energy is high enough to just blow a turret away. So this is a promising direction and we are considering it,” he said.
The platform, the official said, is a significant breakthrough that goes a decade ahead of what other armor producers currently have. It's unparalleled in terms of defense, combining optic and radar camouflage, a hard-kill active defense system called Afganit, which jabs or destroys incoming projectiles and advanced reactive and conventional armor.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 28, 2016 17:22:43 GMT -5
Has Russia's T-90 Tank Really Made TOW Missiles Obsolete in Syria?
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 15:50 28.02.2016
New Russian tanks sent to Syria have been able to survive hits from US-made TOW missiles, although their anti-missile counter-measures have yet to be seen in combat.
In a report on the new weapons deployed to the Syrian conflict, Robert Fisk drew attention to tank-based anti-missile systems, as well as night vision and reconnaissance systems.
The new tanks supplied to the Syrian army have the ability to deflect TOW-like missiles, although their full implementation has yet to be seen. A video released by rebels showed the T-90 surviving a hit by a TOW missile, but an open hatch prevented the deployment of an aerosol screen used to deflect such missiles before they reach the tank.
"Syrian officers have been shown how the new T-90 anti-missile system causes rockets to veer off course only yards from the tanks when fired directly at them," Fisk wrote.
The video appears to be the manufacturer's demonstration of the T-90's Shtora system, mounted on a BMP-3. Images on social media have also shown what appears to be Arena-E radars mounted on Syrian equipment, although the radar by itself cannot deflect missiles without an aerosol screen and infrared beams which confuse the missile's self-tracking.
When it comes to evidence of the system being used to save lives and equipment, video footage is less clear. A video from September 16 showed a TOW missile exploding prior to reaching its target.
The video has been criticized, however, as the flight time of the missile is over 22 seconds, which is the limit for TOW missile flight.
A more recent video showed the effect of a TOW-2A anti-tank guided missile on a T-90A tank, with the tandem warhead failing to penetrate the tank's reactive armor.
The video cuts off before the aftermath of the explosion is seen, other than the gunner running out of the tank, apparently as a result of a concussion due to an open hatch.
M1 Abrams when it got hit by Houthi ATGM
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2016 18:19:32 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 15, 2016 14:46:10 GMT -5
Can’t Touch This! Russian Armata Tanks to Get New Active Protection System.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 12:42 15.03.2016
Russian armored units based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform will get new upgraded active protection systems by the end of the year.
The new ultraviolet (UV) detectors soon to be installed on T-14 Armata battle tanks and T-15 Armata heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) can detect rockets and grenades approaching from any direction, thus drastically improving the vehicles’ active protection systems' efficiency.
"The UV detectors have already been installed both on the T-14 tank and on the T-15 IFV and are currently undergoing tests as part of the Afganit active protection system. We intend to complete the project by the end of the year," a source in the Defense Ministry who is familiar with the issue told Izvestia newspaper.
The new detectors trace the UV photons in the trail of ionized air left by a rocket-propelled projectile. The system doesn't just detect a rocket launch; it evaluates the projectile’s speed and trajectory, supplying the active protection system with all the data it requires to successfully intercept a threat.
According to the newspaper, the Afganit active protection system previously relied only on small radars installed on four sides of a vehicle to detect incoming projectiles. However, this radar system could theoretically be 'confused' by a large volley of shells, rockets and even fragments of debris flying around during a battle, or even suppressed by enemy electronic countermeasures. The addition of these new UV detectors, however, drastically improves Afganit’s efficiency, thus increasing a combat vehicle's chances of survival during fighting.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 24, 2016 13:41:23 GMT -5
Maker of Russia's Deadliest Tanks to Offer Tours of Its Mysterious Factory.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 21:36 21.03.2016
Uralvagonzavod, the Russian machine-building plant best known for its production of tanks and armored fighting vehicles, including the T-90 MBT and the Armata Universal Combat Platform, is preparing to launch a brand new project: military tourism, a press release on the company's website revealed Monday.
Guests, the press release says, will be able to visit the territory of the plant, which is ordinarily closed to the general public, allowing them to get acquainted with the military hardware produced by Uralvagonzavod and the history of the plant itself.
Visitors to the plant, located in the city of Nizhny Tagil, in the Ural Mountains, will be able to see the workshops in which the legendary T-34 tank was produced, Lenta.ru explains.
The tour will also include a visit to the Museum of Armored Vehicles, which features more than a thousand exhibits, from the T-34 to the T-90, as well as samples of armor, shells, and other individual components of the plant's production, plus rare books, other literature and paintings. Visitors, the press release says, will be able to get a look at some of the vehicles on display both inside and out.
The final stage of the tour will feature a demonstration of the T-90 main battle tank on the move, along with a master class from the vehicle's commander. Moreover, program organizers promise a working lunch in the plant's workers' canteen, plus a soldier's lunch of porridge out in the field.
The 'Voyentur' ('Military Tour') program is scheduled to begin operations later this year, the company promises.
Uralvagonzavod is one of the largest scientific and industrial complexes in Russia, and one of the largest producers of main battle tanks in the world. The company also produces railroad cars and road construction equipment. Built between 1931-1936, the plant began its operations producing railway cars in the run up to the Second World War. Following the Nazi invasion in 1941, the Kharkiv Locomotive Factory, then the country's largest tank manufacturer, was evacuated to Nizhny Tagil and merged with Uralvagonzavod, which would become the Soviet Union's largest tank producer.
In the postwar period, in addition to railway cars and tanks, the company also produced equipment for the aerospace industry, agriculture, and construction. During the Cold War, the plant developed and produced tanks including the T-54, the T-55, the T-62, the T-72 and the T-90.
In the early 2000s, the T-90 became the bestselling main battle tank in the world. Last year, on May 9, 2015, at the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, Russia displayed the plant's brand new Armata universal combat platform, the basis for the T-14 Armata main battle tank, the T-15 Armata heavy infantry fighting vehicle, the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled gun, and several other designs built on the same platform.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 24, 2016 15:57:50 GMT -5
This is so awesome I think I'm going to faint
Every boy’s dream: Fight fire with TANKS! Russian plant produces first armored firetrucks.
RT.com 22 Mar, 2016 20:09
Unique fire fighting vehicles, which are in fact modified tanks, have been developed and produced by a Russian manufacturing plant, and two are already on their way to a customer.
“The vehicles have passed a number of tests and received positive assessments in all parameters. In accordance with the contract, the first two vehicles will be delivered to the place of consignment in late March,” a press release from the “Omsk transport machine factory” (“Omsktransmash”) reports.
The transformed red and white tanks have been dubbed special fire vehicles (SPMs). They were created on the basis of Soviet T-72 and T-80 tanks and have armored cabs to protect a crew of three people.
The machines are designed for fighting fires in especially risky places, such as storage facilities for explosives. They are also capable of penetrating deep into a burning forest, clearing a path for other firefighting vehicles.
The “firefighting tank” weighs about 60 tons and can carry up to 25 cubic meters of water and other fire suppressants. It is capable of fighting a fire from a distance of up to 100 meters.
The special fire vehicle was developed by “Omsktransmash” engineers in 2012 and was first presented in 2013 at an international exhibition called Russia Arms EXPO in Nizhni Tagil. It was approved for use by the Russian Armed Forces last year.
Secretive ‘FSB Batmobile’ & ‘Tiger’ assault vehicles debut in Dagestan anti-terror op (VIDEO)
RT.com 15 Apr, 2016 23:54
The latest marvels of Russian armored engineering have been deployed by Russian special forces during an anti-terrorist operation in Dagestan. The “Falkatus” and “Tiger” assault vehicles, which were top secret until only recently, were finally caught in action, much to everyone’s amazement.
The special operation conducted on the outskirts of Makhachkala earlier this week resulted in the neutralization of three members of a terrorist cell. But besides this feat, the world received its first glimpse of two state-of-the-art armored multipurpose SUVs that military enthusiasts and bloggers have been speculating about for years.
The newly-modified “Tiger” armored vehicle gave a breathtaking performance – firing what appeared to be a missile or a smoke grenade at terrorists who had been holed up in a mansion. The new version of the Russian assault armored vehicle, that had never previously been seen in photos or video footage, can be seen equipped with a turret which offers a 360 degree view. “Tiger” was designed specifically for the Federal Security Service (FSB) special forces for assault operations in dense urban areas.
Unlike the basic version, the assault modification of “Tiger” comes with a more powerful engine and additional armor. New communications and life support installations were added for the convenience of servicemen and its driver.
In addition to “Tiger” the footage also shows the “Falkatus” armored vehicle in action, whih was previously known as the “Punisher.” No one knows the exact characteristics of the new top secret vehicle, but experts believe that it can comfortably accommodate 10 people.
The car allows soldiers to sit back to back to provide all-round visibility. All doors are fitted with narrow viewing windows while the roof over the troop compartment has a circular hatch, which many observers speculate could be used to install a weapon, if necessary under specific battle conditions.
The V-shaped body that has been compared to the Batmobile has armored glass windows and windshield to better dissipate blast waves from explosions. The car is also fitted with Class 6a armor for better ballistic protection. The vehicle also has firing openings in the sides and rear doors.
It is said that "Falkatus" has double-axle chassis, similar to the rally race version that "KAMAZ" uses in the Dakar rally. There is even speculation that "KAMAZ" rally driver and seven time Dakar champion, Vladimir Chagin, was involved in a test driving project.
It is also believed that several modifications of the machine, each of which is different from the other, has already been built. As the specifications of “Falcatus” remain secret, bloggers believe that the 12 ton vehicle has 730 horsepower under the hood which allows it to reach speeds of up to 200 kmh.
The “Falcatus” made its debut to the public when President Vladimir Putin inspected the FSB’s latest special operation vehicles in Moscow in February. The president also inspected a giant KAMAZ-produced “Viking” armored vehicle, based on the KAMAZ-4911 Extreme, originally designed for international racing events such as the Dakar Rally, and an armored dune buggy featuring rally-car seats.
First ever video of secretive ‘FSB Batmobile’, assault ‘Tiger’ vehicle on combat mission.
RT Apr 15, 2016
First-ever footage of Federal Security Service's brand new armored vehicles used in combat operation was released by National Antiterror Committee.
Secretive Punisher (Karatel) truck (sometimes compared to the Batmobile) and assault modification of Tiger (Tigr) armored vehicle seen taking part in operational deployment in Leninkent, just outside Dagestan's capital of Makhachkala.
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2016 8:08:50 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Flying tanks: Russia’s robotic Armata system to have own scout drone.
RT.com 19 Apr, 2016 06:50
The company that unveiled the Russian Armata supertank at last year’s Victory Parade in Moscow plans to turn it into a fully robotized “machine of the future.” What is more, Armata will employ a Russian-built unmanned aerial vehicle to gain a tactical edge.
“Unmanned Armata is the machine of the future, we have no doubts about it. Both we and the military are sure,” Oleg Sienko, director of Uralvagonzavod, leading Russia’s tank manufacturer, told RIA Novosti news agency in an interview Monday.
It will be not the first time the Russian defense company has tried its hand in the construction of unmanned armored vehicles. Back in 2013 it presented a cutting-edge firefighting truck which can be operated by remote control due to the cameras mounted around it. The truck can be essential in carrying out operations in highly dangerous environments with a huge risk of explosion, for example, at military bases filled with ammo.
“We are moving forward, we already have experience with designing a robotized firefighting vehicle on the basis of the T-72 tank…Generally speaking, even those vehicles shown on Red Square can be turned into unmanned vehicles or robots,” Sienko added, referring to the Armata’s impressive debut at the last year’s Victory Parade.
The innovative vehicle, which is the first Russian tank designed entirely in post-Soviet Russia, boasts an unmanned turret fitted with a 125mm smoothbore cannon.
Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) now intends to install a drone onto the heavy vehicle Armata-15 as part of the company’s strategy aimed at “moving away from crewed vehicles.”
“It is a necessary element at a tactical level. It is very hard to move forward in the column ‘without eyes,’ that’s why the UAV is provided there and we will be actively introducing it,” Sienko said.
It is not yet known which UAV will be used to fit into the vehicle, but it will certainly be one made in Russia, Sienko said, adding that it is for the Russian Defense Ministry to decide which device to choose as it runs the trials.
“We will install whichever one [the ministry] tells us to. But there will be one for sure,” he said.
Armata is not just a new model of tank, but rather a common platform that can be used for building various military vehicles, such as missile launchers, armored personal carriers and more than 20 other types, Sienko said.
“We have a military vehicle development concept based on the Armata platform. It consists of 28 units of prospective types of weaponry. They must be integrated into the same platform, be it anti-missile defense or heavy armored vehicles,” he said.
This transformer-like concept with a common base has other benefits, including easier maintenance.
“Then we will have the common repair kit, common spare parts so we can rapidly change any joints and components.”
Last month it was announced that the first batch of 20 Armata tanks were undergoing trials and are expected to be sent to the Russian armed forces in 2016 or 2017.
Sienko said that safety remains the main priority in the development of the cutting-edge tank. Although the basic engine power is estimated at 1,500 horsepower, the tank is yet being tested with an engine delivering 1,350 hp.
“Upgrading the engine is planned for the future, but we believe that the more you force the engine, the fewer are its resources,” he added.
The current engine’s power enables the tank’s operator to drive at speeds of up to 80 km/h, which already exceeds the stated speed, according to Sienko. This puts Armata in line with Russia’s legacy of extremely maneuverable “flying” tanks.
The Armata tank is currently armed with a 125mm cannon, which can be upgraded with an even more powerful 152mm cannon. According to the company’s deputy director, Vyacheslav Khalitov, the bigger cannon can “just blow a turret away.”
“The 152mm caliber is pretty effective and doesn’t require special ammo to deal with armor. A 152mm shell’s kinetic energy is high enough to just blow a turret away. So this is a promising direction and we are considering it,” Khalitov said last month.
Sienko confirmed that an order for a total of 2,300 tanks had been already placed by the Defense Ministry and approved by President Vladimir Putin. Uralvagonzavod announced its plans to create a remote-controlled tank in 2015 after its success with the Armata-14. China, India and some potential buyers from the Arab have shown interest in buying the tanks.
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