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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The figure of Russian mainstay tanks

T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (MBT) is the latest Russian armament and arguably the world's deadliest armored fighting vehicle was on display at the Victory Day parade on Red Square, Moscow, in May 9, 2015. The Armata tanks will replace the oldest Russian tanks, like the T-72 and T-80, may also T 90 tanks to be outdated.
Russian new T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (MBT) at the 2015 Moscow Victory Parade on May 9. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1K0zv63)
T-14 Armata tank project was very secret. This project was developed in 2011. The Armata prototypes were made in 2013, and began the trial a year later. T-14 Armata was introduced to the public in early 2015 and exhibited at the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015.
A front view of the T-14. Note the driver has no vision blocks or other notable viewing devices on his position, although, when buttoned up, the driver may be using the vision system seen at the center of the tank. but a full set of fixed periscopes is placed behind his position. The two headlights use lensed LEDs providing different intensity of visible or infrared lighting on demand. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GYmvaT)
The key feature of the new tank is its unmanned remotely-controlled turret, with crew members seated in an armored capsule at the front of the tank's hull. The T-14 is armed with a 125 mm smoothbore cannon that can fire high-powered munitions, including armor-piercing discarding sabot projectiles, guided missiles, shaped-charges and other types of munitions.
Tactical and technical spesification of T14 Armata Main Battle Tank. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1E1ksRk)
And Armata use 2A82-1M, a latest-generation 125 mm cannon, with automatically shells re-load system and has 32 rounds of bullets ready for use. Overall, each Armata tank carries 45 rounds. The muzzle energy of the tank's cannon is greater than that of the German Leopard-2 Rheinmetall 120 mm gun, according to the Diplomat. 
The T-14 tank mounts two active protection assemblies on both sides of the turret. Covered by passive armor for ballistic protection, these modules integrate the Afghanit sensor (trapezoidal unit), five hard-kill launch tubes mounted at the turret’s base, two peripheral cameras and flat (possibly covered) sensor, likely radar coupled with the soft-kill system. Some sources indicate these sensors are derived from AESA radar technology developed and implemented on the Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet. The rotatable soft-kill launcher containing 12 cartridges can be seen above, mounted on a rotating pedestal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GYmvaT)
It is speculated that the Armata tank might also come with a 152 mm gun. If this is true, the tank will have the most powerful cannon ever mounted on a main battle tank. The T-14 will also carry a 30-mm sub-caliber gun to shoot down low-flying aerial targets, including planes and helicopters. To defend against incoming anti-tank missiles, the T-14 will have a 12.5 mm turret-mounted heavy machine gun.
The crew seating arrangement in the T-14. The commander is in the right side position, the driver in the left and gunner in the position with closed hatch behind the driver. The turret must be turned sideways to enable the gunner to open his hatch. It is likely that in emergency he can escape from the driver’s hatch. The muzzle reference measurement unit is clearly seen on the barrel base. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GYmvaT)
The Armata is literally a one tank army. The T-14 can defend itself from pretty much anything. Even the most modern Apache helicopter would not have a 100 percent chance of destroying the tank with its missiles, the US Foreign Military Studies Office (FSMO) said. 
The Armata platform is configured with an active mine countermeasure system, designed to detect or trigger mines ahead of the tank. The system is mounted on the lower front edge of the vehicle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GYmvaT)
Armata tank using a gas-turbine engine capable of generating power up to 1,500 hp, with a cruising range of 500 km. These tanks can drive 80 to 90 km/h on the highway. With this speed makes Armata can invade and destroy the enemy quickly.

To finish all of that, the tank has fully automated ammunition loading and computerized targeting systems. Despite all the guns and computerized technology built into the armored vehicle, the menacing tank only needs two servicemen to operate it.
The Armata tank is set to undergo state trials in 2016, Uralvagonzavod is expected to supply over 2,300 of the new tanks to the Russian military by 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPUTNIK]
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