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Russia is ready to share production technologies for the Armata tank with India

Russia is interested in joint development of the T-14 Armata main battle tank (MBT) with India. She is willing to share the technology of the machine, The EurAsian Times reports.

T-14 "Armata" is the most modern tank of the Russian Federation, which proposes to make the tank turret "uninhabited". The crew will be in a protected armored capsule. Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov said that the Russian Federation is interested in exchanging technologies with India.

"The Russian side plans to take part in the joint development of the Indian MBT using modern Russian technologies in the field of tank building," Drozhzhov said.

The publication notes that in recent years, the idea of cooperation between India and the Russian Federation on the development of MBT based on the Armata platform has been actively discussed. Now the Indian tank fleet consists of T-72 and T-90 tanks. At the same time, it is emphasized that the current Russian tanks "are technologically outdated, especially in terms of mobility, protection and firepower."

In response to the challenges, India has accelerated the acquisition and development of tanks. By 2030, the government plans to buy 1,700 tanks under the Future Ready program due to challenges in the north and west of the country.

The new main battle tank should have elements of artificial intelligence, work in a network-centric environment and in electronic warfare. Russia is confident that their Armata can meet Indian demands. It is important for the Kremlin to seek to attract customers to cover the cost of developing the Armata, as well as to revive its defense industry, which is under pressure from Western sanctions.
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