MOSCOW, (BM) – In Syria, Russia tested the latest Russian tank on the Armata platform, said Denis Manturov, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, learned BulgarianMiltary.com citing RIA Novosti.
According to him, such a test will allow to take into account all the specifics of work in combat conditions.
“In Syria, as you know, it is precisely this kind of test, so we took into account all the nuances so that in the final look, which will be delivered to Syria, all these moments are reflected,” he said on the television channel Russia 1.
Manturov reminded that “Armata” has no analogues in the world, weapons are constantly being tested and upgraded. Moscow has already received preliminary applications for the export of this tank, however, it will be possible to send it abroad only after the start of serial deliveries to the troops and the receipt of an export appearance passport.
“The Ministry of Defense has ordered additional technical solutions in order to reach serial delivery next year as part of the contract that was signed,” he added.
T-14 Armata is a unique tank of the third post-war generation. It was designed to conduct combat in a direct collision with the enemy, to support the offensive of motorized rifle units, fortifications, manpower of the opponent, located in shelters and in open areas.
At the beginning of the year, a new “gun-ammunition” was developed for “Almaty”, which provides the T-14 with firepower that significantly exceeds the performance of modern Russian and foreign tanks.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the purchase of 132 T-14 and T-15 combat vehicles on the Armata platform. The agreements are planned to be implemented by the end of next year. Now the state tests of the tank pass the final stage.
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