Defense Express: Test “Armata” in Syria - a lie

The Kremlin is misleading potential arms buyers, writes Defense Express, a Ukrainian information and consulting company that specializes in arms and defense industry reviews, writes.

Russia abuses dissemination of information about testing new weapons and military equipment in areas of military conflict. Moscow regularly reports that a particular type of weapon was allegedly tested there, but in fact it wasn’t there at all, or it was brought in, stood "sheathed" for some time and returned to Russia.

A vivid example is the situation with the T-14 Armata tank. In April 2020, Denis Manturov, head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, chairman of the supervisory board of Rostec state corporation, publicly stated that these tanks had been in Syria and tested there. This was necessary in order to form the “final appearance” of the MBT before the start of serial deliveries to the Russian army, which are planned for 2021. In the future, Armata will be exported.

However, apart from these words, there is no longer any evidence that Armata has traveled to Syria. There are no photos or videos. There is nothing. In modern conditions of development of mobile communication technologies and social networks, this is simply impossible. Someone would definitely commit and share.

Just a fighting vehicle really not ready yet. State tests were supposed to begin in 2018 and continue until the end of 2019. The first batch of 12 “Armat” was supposed to go into service at the end of 2019. However, this did not happen.

And therefore, the words of Manturov, which are not supported by any facts, are an outright lie. They are not a reservation, but spoken intentionally and "highlighted" by the Russian media. This is a “stuffing”, made on the one hand for advertising to potential buyers abroad, to artificially create added value to their tanks, and on the other, to evaluate the reaction of leading Western competing countries.
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  1. AICO Online AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 7 June 2020 07: 21
    Maybe they can be tested in Kiev for greater clarity - the exercise is called "running boar" !!!
  2. Miron_1 Offline Miron_1
    Miron_1 (Miron 1) 7 June 2020 08: 21
    Valera Gerasimov’s hysteria.
    Will have to win.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 June 2020 10: 16
    I am outraged by another. What kind of economy did Putin build? In order for the T-90 tank to enter the arsenal of the Russian army, it must first be sold to India, in this case. Su-57 already offer Turkey. Where's the money? That Russia just does not sell, and the country's budget has grown from 15 to 18,5 trillion rubles. But the number of $ billionaires has grown by almost 14 times (from 8 in 2000 to 110 in 2019) they steal! Everyone knows about this. Therefore, they scoff at our very best. Because the best, boasting, we have not been able to bring to mind for several years.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 7 June 2020 10: 47
      What kind of economy did Putin build?

      The state oligarchy is called ... Well, or plutocracy ...
  4. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 7 June 2020 10: 36
    Dear readers and colleagues, think for yourself, because the site of any official Ukrainian "Information and consulting company" a priori cannot be impartial (or positively disposed) to Russian successes ??! yes
    And the site Defense Express has repeatedly proved the validity of this axiom in print, is not it ?! winked

    Do not feed the black-mouthed "natsvidomyh" Russophobes-Maydauns and state Department cookies, but let them once again putrefactively "obgavkat" Russia and the Russians .... something Ragul's banderlo, from such happiness, all his pants will do it, and don't go to Nuland! wassat
  5. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 7 June 2020 15: 22
    Gentlemen, reporters, you would decide what the wooden divanoid should believe, based on your publications!
    In this article, a rotten traitor from Ukraine claims that Moscow, and in particular the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rostec State Corporation Denis Manturov, is distributing fakes about the test of Armata in Syria. In fact, according to the publication, their type was not.
    In your other article dated April 30, 2020, entitled "The loss of one T-14 Armata tank in Syria is declared" armata-v-sirii.html our sworn friends claim that the tests of the Armata were all the same and "three T-14s were hit from the TOW-2B anti-tank systems, and one Armata was completely destroyed."
    So which article should you believe? Or do you care? Just to publish.
  6. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 7 June 2020 18: 17
    The test of "Almaty" in Syria is a lie

    - and what, there were doubts?