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  • Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year
    Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year November 14 2019
    The Russian Defence Ministry plans to show the new TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system at the parade in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and send it to the troops. The head of the chemical, biological and radiation protection forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said that the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system should enter the military units in May 2020. “By the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Pat...
  • Mass Production of Armata is Remote
    Mass Production of Armata is Remote January 29 2019
    The mass production of the Armata tank has been one of the questions talking in defence lobbies. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov made statements on the issue Borisov announced in hhe statement, mass production of T-14 Armata platforms for a large-scale is not planned currently. In the process of rearming of the Russian Army, priority was given to modernizing existing equipment. The statement said that the T-14, T-15 and Kurganets-25 systems are the vehicles of the futur...
  • BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT
    BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT November 9 2018
    The serial production of Turkey’s Main Battle Tank (MBT), the Altay, has been awarded to BMC, one of Turkey's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. The announcement was made on 9 November by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB). Under the new contract,  250 Altay tanks will be produced, with the first tank to be delivered to Turkish Land Forces within 18 months once serial production line is completed. The Altay...
  • Armata Will Move Into Serial Production in 2020
    Armata Will Move Into Serial Production in 2020 January 24 2018
    Russian T-14 Armata tanks will be ready for serial production in 2020, TASS reports. a source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS that in accordance with the 2018-2027 State Armaments Program, hundreds of Armata tanks will be produced and deployed, initially to the Western and Southern Military Districts. The source also said that in the second half of 2018, the delivery of a pilot batch of the Armata tanks to the Russian Armed Forces was expected to be co...
  • Russia Will Focus On Land
    Russia Will Focus On Land April 8 2017
    Russian news website Sputnik studied the 2018-2025 armament program of the country. The site announced improvements to the final draft of the state-run armament program (DSP-2025) to be addressed in June 2017. The document identifies the weapons and technologies that will serve the Russian army in the next eight years. According to the site, details of the DSP-2025 are kept secret for now, but Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov has specified the general outline of the program ...
  • Russia Hits The Gas for 'Armata' MBT
    Russia Hits The Gas for 'Armata' MBT February 7 2017
    The CEO of Russian Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) machine building company,Oleg Sienko, announced today that the advanced main battle tank T-14 Armata's serial production is planned to begin in 2018. Sienko added that they might cut back some of the tests in order to reach this goal. First unveiled at the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow in 2015, T-14 MBT features an unmanned turret armed with a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7,62-mm remote-control machine g...
  • Russia To Upgrade MBTs
    Russia To Upgrade MBTs December 9 2016
    Russia contemplates upgrading some of its T-72 and T-90 main battle tank (MBT) fleets to improve first round hit capability, reduce workload on the gunner and enhance their operational life. If concluded, the tanks will be equipped with the automatic target tracker (ATT) and fire control computer (FCC) used on the Armata T-14 MBTs. Russia already commenced upgrade work on T-80BV MBTs as a part of its upgrade plans.
  • New Jammer from Russia
    New Jammer from Russia September 23 2016
    Russia has been developing a new jammer system for its armoured vehicles.  Russian T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBT), T-15 BMP Armata and Kurganets-25 tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), and Bumerang (Boomerang) wheeled IFVs will be installed with Elektromashina-developed system that is able to detect laser beams and inbound anti-tank guided missiles [ATGM], such as the 3rd generation FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile, and fires smoke grenades to disguise the vehicle in infrared ...
  • Russian École: T-14 Armata
    Russian École: T-14 Armata September 7 2016
    Russia is getting ready to purchase more than 100 units of T-14 Armata tanks. In an announcement made by the Russian Defence Ministry at the Army 2016 Exhibition held in Moscow, delivery of the first party was already made in line with the agreement signed with manufacturer Uralvagonzavod. Currently being tested by the Russian Army, the main armament of the T-14 is a 125 mm smoothbore cannon, and the secondary armament consists of a 12.7 mm and a 7.62 mm machine gun. Tanks have a range of 500...
  • Russia's T-14 Armata Tanks Start Battle Tests May 24 2016
    Russia's T-14 Armata battle tanks have commenced combat tests displaying their unique features on firing ranges. The T-14 Armata, brandishes a constellation of characteristics which make it an author of a new chapter in the battle tank industry. Thanks to stealth technology, the machine is practically invisible in infrared and other spectrums. It is equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA, or active phased array radar, APAR) similar to the one design...
  • Russia to receive 100 Armata tanks by 2018 April 29 2016
    The Russian Armed Forces will receive the first 100 mass-produced T-14 Armata Tanks by 2017-2018, according to Vyacheslav Khalitov, Deputy General Director of NPK Uralvagonzavod. The manufacturer underlined that the cost per vehicle could be lowered in batch volumes of 100-150 pieces, with streamlined production. Currently, the declared price of each T-14 Armata is around $3.8 million. The T-14 tank is capable of shooting up to ten rounds per minute, and can hit targets at a distance of s...
  • Armata; Tank of Cold War II? February 23 2016
    Nowadays, the whole world is anxious about whether a new Cold War is on the horizon. The fact that Russia was gradually moving towards this prospect especially with Putin’s ascendancy to power had been duly noticed by area experts. 50 years from today, the new era will be remembered with its own iconic weapons. It seems that Armata will be the first among them.