Friday, February 16, 2018

Russia orders 2 battalions of T-14 Armata MBTs...

Thanks to s300v4 for the link!

via The Diplomat.
The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) placed an order for two battalions of the third-generation T-14 Armata main battle tank (MBT) and one battalion of the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) in December 2017, according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. Both the T-14 MBT and T-15 IFV are based on the “Armata” universal chassis system, which serves a platform for as many as 13 different tracked vehicles, including a self-propelled artillery platform, and an armored military engineering vehicle.

“It’s no secret that we already have a contract for trials and combat operations: two battalions of Armata tanks and one battalion of heavy infantry fighting vehicles,” Borisov said on February 9, as quoted by Jane’s Defense Weekly. A Russian tank battalion consists of around 40 main battle tanks, excluding support vehicles.

Furthermore, last month Borisov noted: “In accordance with the 2018-2027 State Armaments Program, the serial production of the T-14 tanks based on the Armata platform is planned to begin in 2020; hundreds of tanks will be made.”
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