Russia Ready to Export T-14 Armata Tank Equipped With Unmanned Armored Turrer

Russia Ready to Export T-14 Armata Tank Equipped With Unmanned Armored Turrer
Russia Ready to Export T-14 Armata Tank Equipped With Unmanned Armored Turrer

International Military - Russian arms company Rosoboronexport is ready to export its newest Main Battle Tank/MBT, the T-14 Armata. One of the advantages of the T-14 Armata tank is an armored turret that can be operated without a crew and has a more robust hull.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, Monday (29/8/2022), Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev at the "Army 2022" trade show said around six countries have expressed interest in the T-14 Armata tank. However, until now there has been no official statement on which countries are interested in the T-14 Armata tank.

An Exhibition featuring Russia's T-14 Armata Tank

The T-14 Armata MBT was officially introduced for the first time on 7 May 2015 during a rehearsal of the May Victory Parade on Red Square in Moscow. The Russian T-14 Armata tank was designed in a completely new design with an unmanned and lightly armored turret and a heavily armored hull.

This new model with a primary emphasis on maximizing crew survivability. Moreover, according to official data from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the armor penetration achieved by the T-14 Armata should be almost double that of other recent Russian MBT models currently in use, such as the T-72B3M, T-80BWM, or T-90M.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed the first contract for the serial supply of T-14 Armata MBTs and heavy infantry fighting vehicles based on their chassis during the “Army 2018” International Military Technical Forum. A total of 132 vehicles of both types will be delivered, but to date, only about 20 pre-production vehicles are in service with the Russian army.

Armament Data from the armyrecognition tank T-14 Armata is equipped with an unmanned turret and all crew is in the forward hull. The new T-14 unmanned long-range turret is equipped with a new generation 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore gun with automatic loader and 32 shells ready for use.

Features of the Russian T-14 Armata Tank

The main gun can also fire new laser guided missiles with a range from 7 to 12 km. The Russian T-14 tank will be able to fire a new guided missile, it is included in the ammunition payload of the prospective 152mm gun. The T-14 Armata tank has secondary armaments in the form of a 57mm grenade launcher mounted on the left of the turret, and a 12.7 mm machine gun mounted on the right side.

For the latest model T-14 Armata, secondary armament consists of one 12.7 mm Kord machine gun with 300 rounds and a Pecheneg PKP or PKTM 7.62 mm machine gun with 1,000 rounds.

Design and protection The Armata T-14 is divided into three compartments, a three-crew hull at the front, an unmanned remote control tower weapon station in the middle, and a powerpack at the rear. There were three hatches at the front of the hull, with the driver on the left, the gunner in the middle, and the tank commander on the right.

The tank crew of three consisting of a driver, gunner and commander mechanic sat in a special armored capsule, separated by armored bulkheads from the autoloader and a turret with the main armament mounted outside. The crew compartment will also be isolated from the motor compartment to increase battlefield survivability.

This design feature reduces the silhouette of the tank's posture and increases safety and survivability for the crew. The T-14's basic protection is based on the new armor and metal-ceramic plates of STANAG 4569 Level 5. The T-14 is designed to withstand high-explosive prospective anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). It also features a meteorological mast, communications satellite, GLONASS, datalink, and radio communications antenna mounted on the turret roof.

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