"Almaty" will enter the troops in the coming weeks

The promising Russian main battle tank T-14 has come a long way from the design plan to being embodied in metal and entering the troops.

On the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019 air show, Rostec’s head Sergei Chemezov made a statement that has been awaited for so long by both the Russian military and all Russian citizens who are not indifferent to the army.

According to him, the preparation of production is currently being completed, a pilot batch of new Armata tanks has been manufactured, the delivery of which is expected in the armed forces of the Russian Federation in late 2019 - early 2020.

"Armata" is the first tank in the world that embodies the concept of "network-centric warfare", which involves increasing the combat capabilities of promising formations by achieving infocommunication superiority by combining combatants in a single network.

Under the conditions of such a war, it is supposed to use “Almaty” as a reconnaissance, target designation and fire adjustment vehicle for self-propelled guns, SAM and T-90 tanks from escorting its tactical level.

The T-14 is a continuation of the development of tanks with an uninhabited turret begun in Soviet times, and embodied all the best that a domestic school of tank building has.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 November 2019 18: 58
    Of course, the impression of this device is twofold. The idea, in principle, is probably not bad, but unlike most existing machines, this one literally becomes a "piece of iron" when the electronics fail. And now there are more and more ways to disable electronics specifically. Probably, it must somehow be protected there, for sure, it is reserved, but all this is developing so rapidly that it is not known whether it will be possible to operate this technique in a few years?
  2. I would like to soon!
  3. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 20 November 2019 02: 32
    As tanks, Russia needs ships, especially the first rank. And there are enough tanks.
    Plus another question: is the infrastructure for servicing these "Army Rolls-Royces" ready?
    Yes, and how many of them will arrive - 10-15 pieces?
    Again sheer window dressing.
  4. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 20 November 2019 02: 52
    The arrival of new technology in the troops, of course, pleases and inspires hope for the best!
    And yet, in my opinion, instead of the creative development and continuation, tested by time and wars, the best traditions of the Soviet design school of tank building, as it would be in the T-95, the Ural tank builders for some reason (from commercial and someone's personal considerations?) this "Armata" turned to a dead-end path - figuratively: the monstrously exclusive and mega-cost German "tigers" of the first half of the 40s of the last century ??! IMHO

    As if with this, very noticeable on the battlefield, relatively "invulnerable" tank "SetCenter" based on "Armata" did not work out the same as with "radio-controlled" command tanks, back in the Soviet-Finnish "winter war", when the enemy, in a priority order, with concentrated artillery fire immediately knocked out all our armored vehicles with a clearly visible antenna-handrail around the tower, thereby depriving the advancing tank units and units of the Red Army of the then semblance of "network-centricity" in the control of the battle ?!
    Well, they "bungled" this concept - "a miracle tank (by the way, why is it without ejection seats for all crew members, after all, you still have to leave the damaged car, and, most likely, under intense enemy fire - do not sit in it Sydney, waiting for the enemy's anti-tank equipment and the explosion of its own ammunition spacecraft to be "cut like a nut" ?!) ", well, they showed at the parade - they" proved "to hostile" common people "that we" can ", and would continue to build more advanced" classic "machines, focusing on ergonomics - improving the habitability of the tank and the convenience of the crew, increasing the power of the installed weapons and control systems, equipping all vehicles with the same "network-centric" information systems and sensors, practicing their real interaction and complementarity with regular crews as part of subunits, units and formations in the situation close to combat, in order to maximize and at all levels to reveal and anticipate possible "overlays" in the application ??!

    And so, the presence of any, even the most advanced control systems, without confident mastery of them at the user level is like a dead poultice - in 1941 there were also new T-34s and KVs with tankers who did not have sufficient experience dealing with these advanced ones at that time tanks, and their tactically correct use in battle, in cooperation with other branches of the army, which led to their almost complete loss (many for technical reasons!) in the very first months of the war ?!
    Just as the presence of a huge number of tanks and the creation of gigantic "network-centric" tank corps before the war, oversaturated with tanks and unbalanced in composition, did not save the STAFF RKKA from a crushing defeat in the very first days of the "Hitler-wide European" attack on our Soviet Union!
    In my cynical and pragmatic view (including as a tank officer), the funds that were spent on the creation and production of the "Armata" could have been used much more prudently and more sensibly to equip and increase the combat readiness of the armored vehicles of the RF Armed Forces! IMHO
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 20 November 2019 06: 21
      Quote: pishchak
      could be much more prudent and more sensible to use

      Such phrases always begs ... and, for example? Where can this be directed so that you do not have to throw armfuls of "classic" tanks one Tiger / Abrams? Maybe it's time to get off the horse, the concepts of the battlefield seem to be developing.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 20 November 2019 19: 14
        Quote: g1washntwn
        Quote: pishchak
        ... could be much more prudent and more sensible to use.

        Such phrases always begs ... and, for example? Where can this be directed so that you do not have to throw armfuls of "classic" tanks one Tiger / Abrams? Maybe it's time to get off the horse, the concepts of the battlefield seem to be developing.

        That is, you do not have any thoughts of your own on the prudent use allocated to the BTV, a priori limited (if in Russian, then not endless, but very limited!) Funds do not arise, but you always "ask for" .... for more examples to the examples already (did you carefully read my post, which you commented so arrogantly?! smile ), to chew you more and more ?! winked
        Well, who of us climbed on a horse and did not "climb", "asking for it" ?! smile
        It is precisely that the German, WWII-era, exclusive-"tiger", super-costly dispersing the resources of the industry, the concept of a "battlefield" and our Soviet, "winter war" concept of a "battlefield" of isolated single "radium" (forerunners of "network centricity" technical level of that time) "tanks, embodied now in a purely" reinforcing "focus of" network centricity ", seems to me insufficiently substantiated (not in production terms, not in military terms - only in the commercial interest of capitalist tank builders, with the help of ambitious leaders of GABTU, who pushed the hyperprofitable YOURSELF "project" ??!) And mega-vulnerable ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE (modern combined arms)!
        1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
          g1washntwn (George Washington) 22 November 2019 07: 08
          As long as Armata is small, it will be the "decision-making center" at its unit level. But who told you that when one element is knocked out in the network, its functions are not transferred to other units? Information about digital upgrades of tanks already in service is not available to you online?
          1. beeper Offline beeper
            beeper 22 November 2019 16: 37
            In, after all, you can think independently when you are not "asking for" and not "on horseback" ?! wink
            Everything is now written correctly, and I will tell you the same talk - you can easily do without these mega-expensive, almost exclusive, "single elements"! Which will inevitably be easily identified among other tanks and, first of all (a very vivid, and literally also, a historical example - the excellent Sherman "Firefly (Firefly)", I hope that you, at least from the Web, know well where and why went this front-line nickname for this modification of a massive American tank ?! winked ) Knocked out by the enemy (as it was, even at the dawn of "radio network centricity", with our single "radio" command tanks!)! yes

            If it is prudent, sensible, to use the material and financial resources allocated for the armored vehicles (as well as the production and scientific capacities involved in this area), investing them in "digital modernization" and technical improvement of available mass tanks (or, as they say, computer games - "other units"), having worked out reliable methods and practices of their application in a new "digital" quality, it is possible to achieve a much greater effect than recklessly spending all these resources and powers on the production of a priori a limited and priority-knocked out by the enemy exclusive series of hyper-expensive (in production and operation ) and mega-noticeable, much larger, super-duper "Armat"!

            PS I want you to understand that I am not a burnt-out "retrograde" at all and (as an engineer and tank commander smile ) I welcome new trends in technology and military art, if they are really justified, and not "pushed through" for the amusement of the general's narcissism (in a long-standing interview with General Mayev on the T-95 and "Armata", it seems to me that everything was correctly outlined by him, with the mention of specific personalities - if you are interested, then the Network is available to you ?! smile ) and commercial "budget cutting" - to the detriment of the really necessary (and more rational in the conditions of accelerated preparation by the United States and NATO of the Third World War with an eye on Russia!) "digital" and other comprehensive modernization of the existing many thousands of armored vehicles fleet of the RF Armed Forces!

            But it is also necessary to prepare the most important thing for "network-centricity" - People-Warriors, including tank crews, both personnel and reservists - it is much easier and less expensive to do on the basis of mass tanks already in service with the RF Armed Forces!
            I hope that you understand "chewed" and "put in the beak" ?! winked
            Since I will not answer you anymore.
            1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
              g1washntwn (George Washington) 26 November 2019 12: 53
              Silence is gold. Ignore will save the world! Amen.
              1. beeper Offline beeper
                beeper 26 November 2019 13: 56
                Amen! smile Excuse me, Zhora, if in some places he was too harsh, he also jumped "on a horse"! yes
                According to your comments on other topics, I see that, in principle, in vain I am so ... repeat
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 November 2019 11: 41
    The first news about the armies just entering the troops (already dispatched to the echelon and traveling) was 2 years ago ....

    Then more ... and more ...

    We look forward to continuing, I wonder what else will be new ...
  6. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 20 November 2019 13: 06
    And here is the proof that in the Russian Federation they still finish the Soviet backlog of the military-industrial complex:

    The T-14 is a continuation of the development of tanks with an uninhabited turret begun in Soviet times, and embodied all the best that a domestic school of tank building has.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 November 2019 17: 46
    - Here was a wonderful Omsk tank "Black Eagle" (on a seven roller platform) ... - Working copies were already made ... - the tank ran, jumped, fired and was presented in a "real guise" in front of a whole group of experts .., both Russian .. and "imported" ...
    - Everyone was just delighted ... and the "imported" experts ... - they were just horrified that such armored vehicles would go into service with the Russian army ... - And this tank could go to our troops ... and for years 15-20 could be in service with the Russian army ... -But the enemies of Russia did everything to prevent this from happening ...
    - As for the expensive Almaty, it is completely incomprehensible ...- where it can be used ...
    - Now, if Martians attack Russia, then only in a battle with them ... -You can also use this Armata for filming in films about space wars or in similar blockbusters ... -And where more ???
    1. Say thanks to the different Albanians.
  8. fevralsk.morev.75 (Sergey Morev) 21 November 2019 01: 15
    Chemezov ... by chance, didn’t his mother buy apartments in Moscow for one billion rubles? That's the price of the tank, like a fighter. Managers, in a word.
    1. ..on the kitsch Chemez, and expropriate the hut!
  9. What kind of gun will it be? 125 or 150 mm?