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Russia plans to complete state tests of Armata tanks in 2022

State tests of the newest Russian T-14 tanks on the Armata platform are planned to be completed next year. This was announced by the acting head of the Main Armored Directorate (GABTU) of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Alexander Shestakov, reports the TASS.

"Every year at the Army forum, samples of the T-14 tank, the T-15 infantry fighting vehicle and the T-16 armored repair and recovery vehicle, which are being created within the framework of the Armata project, are demonstrated. The completion of his state tests is scheduled for 2022, "said Shestakov, in article published on Monday in the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

The head of the GABTU also noted that in accordance with modern requirements, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers are being converted into a universal fighting vehicle. “Now it must not only transport servicemen and support them with fire in battle, but also fight the enemy's armored vehicles, with its low-flying air targets. including afloat. In this case, the dominant requirement for remote control of weapons ", - explained Shestakov.

According to him, combat vehicles with an uninhabited combat module are being created for a comprehensive solution to all of the above fire missions.


The T-14 tank on the Armata platform was designed as the main tank of the Russian ground forces. The crew of three is housed in an armored capsule in the tank hull. The remotely controlled uninhabited turret of the tank is equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore gun, a 12.7 mm coaxial machine gun and a 57 mm automatic grenade launcher. The tank is equipped with an active protection system that can shoot down shells and missiles flying into the car. The modular system allows you to replace the armament and equipment of the tank, depending on the tasks. Estimated characteristics: diesel engine power - 1.5 thousand horsepower; highway speed - up to 75 km / h. Weight - up to 55 tons. Cruising range - up to 500 km.
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