Russia's next-generation Armata tank that was showcased at the victory day parade in Mascow, could be equipped with 152mm cannon, the Izvestia daily reported Thursday citing Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Apart from 7.62 remote-control machine gun, the Armata tank includes 125mm smoothbore cannon. The tank is operated by a crew of three, housed in an armored capsule at the front.
A column of Armata tanks, equipped with 125mm cannons, rolled through Moscow's historic Red Square on May 9. The Russian President Vladimir Putin and a number of foreign heads of state, including Chinese leader Xi Jinping witnessed the show.
"We have a shell that can burn through a meter-wide steel [plate] for this tank, we will fit it onto the Armata," Rogozin was quoted as saying by Izvestia.
The Armata is a Russian prototype of a heavy tracked vehicle platform, which is the base to develop a next-generation main battle tank and a range of other combat vehicles.
Russia has unveiled the new T-14 Armata Tank for the first time during the final rehearsals in the run up to the Victory Day parade in Moscow on Saturday. Armata is armed with a remote controlled turret with 125mm smoothbore cannon and automatic loading system and is capable of hosting a tank, APC, artillery piece and missile launcher
Russia will be showing new-generation Armata Tanks, including Artillery Systems, fighter jets, and Intercontinental ballistic missiles during Victory Parade on May 9. Apart from deadliest Armata, the T-34 battle tanks will also be driven at the parade
Russia's next-generation Armata main battle tank will undergo state testing in 2016, Oleg Bochkaryov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Military-Industrial Commission said on Monday. Bochkaryov specified that after taking part in the May 9, 2015 Victory Day military parade, commemorating 70 years since the defeat of the Nazi Germany, several dozens of Armata machines will be tested in the army
Russias Armata tank will be hooked up to a drone which will fly above the tank to ensure a 360 degree view from a high vantage point. The drone, called Pterodactyl, designed by the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) will be able to stay in the air for a very long time as it will receive power via a flexible cable directly from the tank
Russian next generation armored vehicles based on Armata and Kurganets will feature home-grown sight matrices instead of French ones,
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin on Sunday said that foreign countries in a race to build advanced battle tanks challenging Moscows new Armata tank lag behind by at least 15-20 years and can never catch up with them. Rogozin said in a reference to media reports about Germany and France preparing to jointly develop new main battle tanks to replace Leopard 2 tanks by 2030
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