At the end of the war in Afghanistan, the first Gulf War, and the Chechen war, the Russian armor had lost much of its prestige on the international military scene. Aware of the limitations of existing models, the authorities of the country began, from the 2010 years, to design of a new generation of armored vehicles to take back the ascendancy on Western productions, as did the Russian armored vehicles of the post-war period and during the first half of the cold war. What are these new equipments, and what can we say about them based on the state of knowledge that we have?
The T-14 Armata battle tank
Inheriting work around the 95 T-90, the T-14 Armata battle tank program, as well as those of the Armata combat vehicle platform, was officially launched in 2013, and the first prototypes of the battle tank T-14 and the T-15 Heavy Infantry Combat Vehicle were presented to the public during the 9 Mai 2015 military parade. In many ways, the T-14 is a concentrate of feedback from the Russian forces. Highly automated, it only requires a crew of 3 people in a control and survival capsule isolated from the rest of the tank, including fuel and ammunition, greatly increasing the chances of survival in the event of penetration of the armor. The turret is completely robotic and independent, equipped with a gun of 125 mm with increased performances and capable, according to the industrialist Uralvagonzavod, to drill with its arrow shells, all the existing western tanks up to 3000 m.
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