There will be no new tanks: the US media announced a shortage of military vehicles in Russia

The Russian armed forces are experiencing an acute shortage of high-quality and modern tank equipment... For lack of anything better, Russia will have to deal with T-72 or even T-34 tanks. This is reported by the American edition of The National Interest.

According to a number of open sources, Russia has 2865 units of tank equipment in service, and only 1200 of them (45 percent) are modernized tanks produced this century. However, earlier, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported that the Kremlin has 12 tanks - the disclosure of this information is in the general outline of Moscow's attempts to convince the whole world that the Russian Armed Forces are equipped with the latest technology.

Meanwhile, many Russian tanks entered service with the army of the collapsed Soviet Union 30 years ago during the presidency of Richard Nixon in the United States. At that time, the Russians built about 25 thousand T-72s, and these tanks themselves became numerous in the post-war period - which is why the Kremlin talks about 12 thousand tanks in the current Russian army. Over the past four decades, the T-72 has undergone regular updates, and a year ago it was reported about the active operation of 2,5 thousand of these tanks and the presence of 8 thousand in the reserve (many of them, apparently, are not very suitable for use).

The Russian Federation has the latest T-14 Armata tank platform in stock, and it is planned to enter the troops next year. However, given the high cost of this military equipment, Russia will not be able to quickly replace its old tanks with "Armata". The sales of these tanks in foreign markets will help finance the production of new T-14s, but this is unlikely to significantly speed up the modernization of Russian tank formations - the Russian Federation will not have new tanks, and it will have to mostly settle for old T-72s.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 October 2020 14: 34
    Urgently create a tank ammunition that is not subject to ignition and detonation (inert in the ammo state). Next, distribute the crew into isolated armored capsules, which will prevent the entire crew from breaking down in case of a single defeat ... Of course, provide for the duplication of the most important functions of the tank to any crew member ... And other improvements to the existing MBT ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 October 2020 15: 04
    Something Pushkovskaya NI drives. According to Shoigu, everything is 5 times better.
  3. Machete Offline Machete
    Machete 19 October 2020 15: 05
    You see thousands of newest tanks in the USA.
    Probably 50-year-old Abrams for them is the height of modern technology.
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 October 2020 15: 17
    well, flawed and made fun, here is the question one - why only the T-34, it's time to reanimate the T-18
  5. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 19 October 2020 15: 43
    We do everything in a reasonable amount. Why upgrade 8 thousand tanks now and after 4 years again 8 thousand, if 2 thousand can be improved now, and another 2 thousand in 4 years. A total of 4 thousand tanks of the last two versions. And even then we hardly have enough tank crews so that half of them do not stand idle and rust.
  6. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 19 October 2020 16: 49
    What is written nonsense.
  7. until Armata is not necessary to lean on the T-90!
  8. Sergey A_2 Offline Sergey A_2
    Sergey A_2 (Siberian Yuzhanin) 20 October 2020 07: 27
    Allies are poured into their ears so that they are bolder ... There are few tanks and those are old, rockets do not fly, cannons do not fire .... They quietly push Geyrop into conflict.
  9. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 20 October 2020 19: 23
    Whether or not the Russian Federation will have new tanks is a moot point.
    But the United States already does not have them.
  10. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 21 October 2020 02: 06
    Of the 1200 modernized tanks, about a third was "modernized" according to the flawed T-72 B3 project.
    refusing in 2009 from the purchase of new T-90MS the leadership of the Ministry of Defense committed the greatest stupidity bordering on a crime ...
    For the purchase of 1000 new T-90MS, at a cost of $ 4 million / unit, it would be required to allocate only $ 4 billion.
    At the same time, $ 3 billion was transferred in 2013 to the Yanukovych government, as it turned out irrevocably ...
    almost $ 3 billion was transferred to North Ossetia and Abkhazia.
    Only this "humanitarian aid" from the "lordly shoulder of Putin", essentially torn from the budget of Russia and plundered by local princes, would be enough for 1500 new T-90s.

    Then Shoigu would not have had to lie and dodge about 70% of the new equipment in the troops ..