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  • Four Countries on the Agenda for Armata Exports
    Four Countries on the Agenda for Armata Exports 28 August 2020
    According to information shared at the opening of the 2020 International Military and Technical Forum, the main battle tank of the T-14 Armata developed by Russia is on the agenda to be sold to India, Egypt, Vietnam and Belarus. The vehicle was manufactured using steel, composite and ceramic plates. According to the information received, the Kremlin tested the T-14 in Syria. The tank's tower was placed on a remote-commanded weapon tower with a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft.
  • New Tanks After Armata's Retirement
    New Tanks After Armata's Retirement 25 August 2020
    Russia unveiled the "future tank" project, which will replace Armata tanks after 2040, at the 2020 International Military and Technical Forum. In the future, the long-term tank project, which will be shaped according to the needs of the security forces, was shared as two modules. The first module is planned to be developed in capsules equipped with highly sheltered armour, with three crew members on duty. Among the shared information that the tank will be equipped with an ...
  • Russian Tank Armata's Technical Problems Solved
    Russian Tank Armata's Technical Problems Solved 3 August 2020
    Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said technical disruptions to the T-14 Armata main combat tank have been resolved. The T-14, which has tried many subsystems and concepts, was developed in 2011. 2018 was set as the deadline for the first party of the platform, equipped with a remotely commanded unmanned tower. Russian authorities last announced the delivery date as 2020 due to disruptions in the tank's engine and thermal cameras, but another postpo...
  • Giant exposition at Army-2020 forum
    Giant exposition at Army-2020 forum 29 July 2020
    Over 1,500 companies will put on display more than 28,000 pieces of weaponry and military hardware during the Army-2020 forum. The forum will be held in Russia next month. According to Col. Oleg Kulakovsky, the head of the exhibitions department at the Russian Defence Ministry, the ministry will showcase more than 370 pieces of serially produced weaponry, military and special equipment during Army-2020. "Overall, we expect more than 1,500 companies to participate in t...
  • T-14 Armata Exports Are on Russia's Agenda
    T-14 Armata Exports Are on Russia's Agenda 8 July 2020
    Russian officials said they had begun negotiating with foreign users for the export of the Main Battle tank of the T-14 Armata.  Speaking to Serbia's daily Glas javnosti, Russian officials said work was underway to export the MiG-35 aircraft, while the sale of the Armata tank was also on the agenda. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced in April that exports of the main battle tank were on the agenda. The development of the T-14...
  • T-14 Armata at Syria
    T-14 Armata at Syria 27 April 2020
    Russia changed the balance in the region by intervening in the Syrian Civil War, also continues its weapon trials. Having the opportunity to test almost all conventional weapons and new projects on the field by evaluating the war environment in Syria, Moscow added another one to its tests. Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced on the Rossiya-1 television channel that T-14 Armata main battle tanks are also tested in Syria. While announcing that the mass produ...
  • Modernised Tanks Delivered
    Modernised Tanks Delivered 13 April 2020
    The Russian Federation, which continues its activities in order to increase the capabilities of the army and meet the requirements of the modern battlefield, receives modernized systems. The Russian Ground Forces received the first batch of modernized T-90M Proryv main battle tanks. The platforms, which were delivered to the Western Military District Command, the responsibility area of ​​which is the border of Eastern Europe, were assigned to mechanized units. The T-9...
  • 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 14 November 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 29 January 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 9 November 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 24 January 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 8 April 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 7 February 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 9 December 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 23 September 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 7 September 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 24 May 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 29 April 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? 23 February 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.