Russia will complete the production testing of new Armata tank in 2016.
Land forces will meet their 70 percent equipment modernization target by 2020, Russian Land Forces' commander Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov said in Sputnik news report today.
The tank is operated by a three-member crew from an armored capsule at the front. The tank’s armament includes a 7.62mm remote-control machine gun and 125mm smoothbore cannon.
The T-14 Armata is a Russian 5th generation main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It was displayed in public initially with its turret and cannon shrouded during rehearsals for the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade.
Even though unit costs are a concern, the Russian army plans to acquire 2,300 T-14s within next five years.
The Armata tank is also invisible to radars, the deputy director of its manufacturer, UralVagonZavod, said in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station in July.
Russia will display its anti-aircraft missile system of medium-range “Buk-M2E” and the simulator at the World Airshow and Aviasalon MAKS-2015 in Zhukovsky held from August 25 to 30. “We will be displaying 24 target SAM “Buk-M2E” and trainer at the MAKS-2015 on sites leased by ‘concern PVO, ‘Almaz-Antey,” Scientific Research Institute of Instrument CEO Yuriy Beliy told reporters Thursday
The United Aircraft Corporation will sign a$1.6 billion contract with Russian Defense Ministry to deliver 48 Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft at the MAKS-2015 air show in late August
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,
Belarus has ordered new additional Russian Yak-130 Jets. The country has signed two contracts for four Russian Yakolev Yak-130 Mitten trainer/strike aircraft, Major General Oleg Dvigalev was quoted as saying by the BelTA news agency Thursday
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