Features of T-14 Armata With Unmanned Armored Turret, Russian MBT Ready For Export To Various Countries

Features of T-14 Armata With Unmanned Armored Turret, Russian MBT Ready For Export To Various Countries
Features of Russian T-14 Armata MBT With Unmanned Armored Turret

International Military - Russia's arms systems export agency (ROE) is ready to export the new T-14 Armata main battle tank (MBT). One of the hallmarks of this Russian-made solid hull tank is the armored turret that can be operated without a crew.

Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev at the defense exhibition Forum Army-2022 last stated that about six countries have expressed interest in the T-14 Armata tank. However, until now there has been no official statement of which countries are interested in the T-14 tank, writes Bulgarian Military.

The T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (MBT) was officially introduced for the first time on 7 May 2015 during the Victory Parade on Red Square, Moscow.

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The T-14 Armata tank was designed with a completely new design. This tank maximizes the crew's survivability. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the armor penetration achieved by the T-14 Armata is almost double that of other Russian MBT models currently in use, such as the T-72B3M, T-80BWM or T-90M.

Features of the New Russian T-14 Armata Tank

The T-14 main gun can fire new laser-guided missiles with a range of 7 – 12 km. The Russian T-14 tank will be able to fire the new guided missile, which is included in the ammunition payload of the prospective 152mm gun.

The tank is equipped with secondary armament 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 newer T-14 model, secondary armament consists of a 12.7 mm Kord machine gun with 300 rounds and a Pecheneg PKP or PKTM 7.62 mm machine gun with 1,000 rounds.

The design and protection of the Armata 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 are three hatches at the front of the hull. The driver occupies the seat on the left, the gunner in the middle, and the tank commander on the right.

The driver, gunner and commander sit in a special armored capsule, separated by armored bulkheads from the autoloader and turret with the main armament mounted on the 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 crew safety and survivability. 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).

The tank is also equipped with a meteorological mast, communications satellite, GLONASS, datalink and radio communications antenna mounted on the turret roof.

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