The start of serial deliveries of the T-14 "Armata" tank to the Russian army is scheduled for 2021. Reported by the agency RIA News with reference to the general director of "Rostec" Sergei Chemezov.
Recall that the newest T-14 on the Armata platform is today the world's only tank of the third post-war generation. In 2018, the RF Ministry of Defense and Uralvagonzavod signed a contract for the supply of 132 T-14 and T-15 units. According to Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, the above-mentioned combat vehicles will be transferred to the troops by the end of next year.
During his conversation with journalists, Sergei Chemezov said that the control of the T-14 "Armata" tank systems would be as automated as possible. In particular, it will be enough for the crew to approximately aim the gun at the target, and all other adjustments will be made by the electronics.
At the same time, the head of Rostec added that there is no question of any serial production of an unmanned version of the newest tank. Autonomous tests of "Armata", which were previously successfully carried out by "Uralvagonzavod", are necessary for testing of technologies promising robotics. The T-14 tank itself was originally created as a crew-driven vehicle.