Starts Mass Production, India, China and Algeria Interested in Owning Russia's T-14 Armata Tank


Starts Mass Production, India, China and Algeria Interested in Owning Russia's T-14 Armata Tank
Russia's T-14 Armata tank will have coded projectiles (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS)

International Military - As we know, Russia is currently starting to mass-produce the T-14 Armata tank. So that in the coming year, the Russian military will get 132 tanks of this class. Then when will foreign militaries get this T-14 tank?

It is known that there are already three countries that are interested in the T-14 Amarta tank, namely India, China and Algeria. Quoted from Russia Beyond on February 19, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense will allow the manufacturer of the T-14 to start selling these armored vehicles abroad after sending the 132 tanks to its military.

"Algeria and India are the main customers of our armored vehicles and are interested in large quantities of T-14 tanks, China wants to buy these tanks in limited quantities," said Dmitry Litovkin.

It was revealed that the export version of the T-14 tank would be inferior to the one produced for the Russian military.

"The T-14 (export version) will have inferior capabilities compared to the tanks owned by the Russian army, but remains the most advanced tank on the market," he said. Litovkin believes that in a few years. the price of this T-14 tank will decrease significantly. "Right now it is probably one of the most expensive tanks in the world," he said.

"A few years ago each T-14 Armata tank was rumored to cost no less than $8 million because the engine was built completely from scratch. This tank has armor, as well as new defense and camouflage systems," he continued.

The T-14 Armata is lighter than its American competitor, the M1A2 Abrams (55 tons vs. 74 tons). The T-14 has a maximum speed of 80 km/h. However, the T-14 Armata has two major drawbacks, namely in terms of price and the complexity of its production.

"It is impossible to build a fleet of tanks like the Soviet T-34 and T-72 tanks. The T-14 is packed with computers, navigation, armor systems and uses various types of camouflage to hide in the infrared and radar spectrum,"

Russia will procure a limited number of Tank-14s and then offer them to its allies, said Leonid Ivashov, a retired Colonel General and doctor of historical sciences.

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