Russia to receive first 70 T-14 Armata main battle tanks by 2020 21409161 TASS

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Russia to receive first 70 T-14 Armata main battle tanks by 2020
The Russian Armed Forces are to take delivery of around 70 advanced T-14 tanks on the Armata chassis before year-end 2019, a source in the defense industry has told TASS. "The Defense Ministry has signed a contract worth several billion rubles for the first batch of 70 production-standard armored vehicles of the type to be delivered by late 2019," the source said.
Russia to receive first 70 T 14 Armata main battle tanks by 2020 640 001Russia will receive its first 70 T-14 advanced main battle tanks by 2020
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According to him, the tank’s production has been under way since early 2016. The first batch is to be fielded with the 1st Guards Armored Army stationed in the west of Russia, the source added.

TASS has no official confirmation of the information.

Vyacheslav Khalitov, deputy director general of the Armata’s manufacturer Uralvagonzavod, said in April 2016 that the first batch of 100 tanks would be fielded in 2017-2018. He did not specify whether the prototypes given to the military for testing were part of the batch.

The T-14 Armata was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade in Moscow for the Victory Day, May 9, 2015.

The T-14 Armata is equipped with an unmanned turret and all the crew is located at the front of the hull. The new unmanned remote turret of Arama T-14 would be equipped with new generation of 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore gun with an automatic loader and 32 rounds ready to use.

Standard equipment of Armata T-14 includes probably day and night vision equipment, NBC system, front mounted dozer blade, fire detection and suppression system and a battle management system as modern Russian-made main battle tanks.

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