The Russian military tested its new T-14 Armata tank in Syria, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, told the Rossiya-1 TV channel.
The minister said it was crucial to test the Armata during battle, as it provided its developers with much needed information to finalize it.
More than three years after Russia’s T-14 Armata tank made its widely touted and much scrutinized public debut, the country has made it clear it has no plans at present to buy more than 100 of them.
We don’t really need to for this, these models are quite expensive in relation to existing ones,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov explained to reporters to reporters on July 30, 2018.
Well, why flood the all Armed Forces with the Armata tanks, we have the T-72’s in great demand in the market, they take it all, compared to the Abrams, Leclercs and Leopards, for their price, efficiency, and quality.
Having a military budget ten times smaller than that of NATO, we are achieving our objectives due to such efficient solutions, Deputy Prime Minister Borisov noted in his comments, clearly trying to put a positive spin on the Armata news.
Most notably, the T-14’s crew of three rides side-by-side in the hull, controlling the main turret remotely and using an array of cameras mounted around the vehicle to “see” in all directions while safely sitting inside the armored shell.
Combined with improved passive armor and an active protection system, Russia claimed that the T-14 was unique survivable compared to existing designs.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.