The second chance of T-14: “Armata” began to prepare for sales abroad


Apparently, our T-14 tank will get a second and last chance. According to the Interfax news agency, Armata began to be prepared for export sales. Why is it worth considering good news?


The fate of the T-14 was not easy. Created for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the tank literally ahead of time. Nobody has anything like this in the world now, and this breakthrough, unexpected for many, causes competitors irritation and bile, poured into the media and the blogosphere in the form of nit-picking and ridicule, about which we detail told earlier.

“Armata” is not only the main battle tank, but also a whole family of armored vehicles created on one platform: the T-15 infantry fighting vehicle and the T-16 armored repair and recovery vehicle. The crew of the T-14 is reduced to 3 people and is located in the most protected capsule, located separately from the fuel and ammunition reserves. The tower is uninhabited. Reservation of the tank combined and multi-layer, created taking into account stealthof technologies, reducing its visibility in the electromagnetic field.

The active defense complex and the curtain-laying system allow Armata to combat anti-tank reactive ordnance and anti-tank anti-tank shells, blocking the electromagnetic spectrum. The fourth-generation dynamic defense reduces the breakdown effect of enemy cumulative shells. In response, the tank crew can fire from a 125 mm 2A82-1M smoothbore gun and guided missiles. The gun is controlled via a digital interface.

More importantly in modern warfare, the T-14 can be used as a command center for various types of troops of the tactical level of company or battalion level. In fact, this is not only an armored combat unit, but also a real effective command vehicle that is capable of being right in the thick of the battle.

The Russian tank is really good and has great potential. But one serious problem got in his way: it turned out to be too expensive. At this stage, it turned out to be more profitable for the Ministry of Defense to use the existing T-90s in various modifications. However, the T-14 may very well take place as the main combat vehicle, if it follows the path of its predecessor.

T-90 became the best-selling tank in the world in the "zero" because of its combination of price and quality. It is in service not only with Russia, but also with many foreign countries, including India, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Uganda. The laws economics such that the larger the batch, the cheaper the production. To reduce the cost of "Almaty" it is necessary to organize its sale for export.

In April, it was reported that the T-14 tank was run-in in Syria, as mentioned by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. This was a clear promotion aimed at attracting the attention of foreign customers. Interest in the Russian tank was previously expressed by India, China, the countries of Southeast Asia and Egypt. According to Interfax, preparations have begun for the sale of Armata for export, the military decides which equipment will go abroad and what will be put only on tanks for its own needs.

Deliveries abroad can begin after the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has already ordered 132 vehicles. Well, I would like to wish our tank honest service and a good future.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 6 June 2020 12: 41
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    Apparently, our T-14 tank will get a second and last chance.

    Why the last? I did not read further. hi
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 6 June 2020 13: 40
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      Why read Seryozha, everything is clear there anyway)
      1. Marzhecki Offline
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 7 June 2020 07: 35
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        Quote: Alexey Ushakov
        Why read Seryozha, everything is clear there anyway)

        Well, since you understand, then do not read and get rid of your comments.
        1. Alexei Ushakov Offline
          Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 7 June 2020 08: 34
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          This is what I understand, logic !!! ))) Maybe then you will save us from your "articles?"
  2. Syoma_67 Offline
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 6 June 2020 13: 09
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    Nobody wants to buy a Su-57, even the Indians could not get involved. Armata will face the same fate.
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 6 June 2020 13: 47
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      Eeemm ... did we really sell the Hindus?))) As far as I remember, they participated in the development of the FGFA based on the then developed PAK FA. They left the project due to the fact that the Russian Federation refused to transfer documentation and technologies to them. When it was already PAK FA grew into 57. The Hindus expressed a desire to buy again only the plane itself. But they did not agree on the price. QUESTION! What does India and the Su-57))))
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  4. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 7 June 2020 11: 08
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    What kind of nonsense? What is the first and last chance?
    More than once already gave an example of the T-26 and PZ III (cal. 37 mm). What is our rush? Made a few pieces of the tank, run in. Adjusted. They did a few more. What, it was necessary to rivet the first option several hundred?
    The Ministry of Defense pursues a completely correct policy of modernizing old tanks. They are quite on the level. Anyway, no one has new ones, only ours.
    Thank God that old mistakes went for the future, this is encouraging.
    Yes, if tanks are done individually, they are expensive. And if you thoroughly bring them to mind and start a release program for the RF Ministry of Defense and for export, the price will become quite acceptable.
    And you, Sergey, better write a post about the price of oil, especially about how Urals equaled the price of Brent (and in recent days, it happened and overtook). Despite the fact that WTI is still lagging.
    And where is the dry summer? Already got these rains. And until July the forecast is the same.
    1. Bitter Online
      Bitter (Gleb) 7 June 2020 19: 50
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      What kind of nonsense? Stupidity, this is it:

      ... preparations have begun for the sale of "Almaty" for export, ...

      It would be really better to prepare, for example, Lada Kalina for mass export or some other advanced gadgets from civil engineering. But on them, apparently, as quickly as you want, the dough does not earn.
  5. slesarg65 Offline
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) 8 June 2020 07: 00
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    Lada Kalina at the start of sales cost less than 500 tyres in the maximum configuration - with all the bells and whistles. Who wanted a modern budget car - bought, still use it. I did not see any dissatisfied. Now a new one, but much more expensive. But they buy it and are satisfied. Because a foreign car is more attractive purely psychologically, and much more expensive to maintain.
    The same with military equipment. Hindu Wishlist have nothing to do with reality. They don’t have money for both the T-90 and Su-35, but there is a desire to get free documentation for their own production, and there is not enough work to develop.
    Who does not have money for a Mercedes, he will not buy Vesta, he will ride the Shah, but to blame Kalina.
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  7. Badger Offline
    Badger (Dmitriy) 26 June 2020 14: 10
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    T-14 crew reduced to 3 people

    The author, and in which Russian tanks the crew of the larger number?