The Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev has announced that Russia is preparing the Armata tank for export.
“Russian manufacturers are ready to offer potential buyers air defence systems, such as the S-300 and S-400, and modern aircraft and helicopters. We are preparing for sales a light MiG-35 fighter, we are promoting the most modern T-14 Armata tank. In a word, we have something to offer, ”Shugaev said in an interview with the Serbian media.
Armata is the first tank in the world that implements the concept of network-centric warfare in its design plan, where the T-14 is used primarily as a reconnaissance, target designation and fire adjustment system for self-propelled guns, SAM and T-90 tanks from its tactical unit.
Armata is the first tank in the world with an uninhabited tower. The crew of the vehicle is in a sealed armoured capsule in front of the hull. This allows the crew to ensure its safety in the event of an ammunition explosion. The crew of the tank can operate in a chemical attack or nuclear war.
T-14 is hardly noticeable in the infrared, radio and magnetic ranges. In particular, this reduces the distance of anti-tank guided missiles, including Javelin, by 2.7 times. This means that the calculation of these complexes will be more vulnerable to return fire.
The T-14 was presented to the general public at the Victory Parade in 2015 along with other products based on Armata. At the ARMY-2018 forum, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced that 132 tanks and combat vehicles had been contracted.