Ukrainian Arey Engineering group developed new main battle tank design codenamed T-Rex is expected to rival Russian T-14 Armata.
The main battle tank met all technical requirements of the country’s defense ministry and is planned to enter service within a year, according to Euromaidenpress report last week.
“The tank has a conceptually new system of fire control and a high level of personnel protection. Its many features include high maneuverability, 360-degree vision, and a high-bandwidth counteraction analytics system. The design has the full range of solutions needed today for this level of technology,” Arey‘s chief designer Sergei Stepanov says.
According to the tank’s designers, its combat characteristics exceed those of the two other advanced Ukrainian tanks: Oplot and Bulat. T-Rex will reuse hulls from the fleet of thousands of T-64 and T-72 tanks Ukraine inherited from the Soviet Union.
“This design is transitional. It allows us to re-use Ukraine’s existing fleet of tanks and to obtain a new level of technology in a short time and with minimal cost. It will not be below world standards,” – said the expert.