Russia's T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Concept

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The "Armata" Universal Combat Platform is a Russian advanced next generation heavy military tracked vehicle platform. The "Armata" platform is intended to be the basis for a main battle tank, a heavy infantry fighting vehicle, a combat engineering vehicle, an armoured recovery vehicle, a heavy armoured personnel carrier, a tank support combat vehicle and several types of self-propelled artillery under the same codename based on the same chassis. It will also serve as the basis for artillery, air defense, and NBC defense systems. The new tank is under development at Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil. The first deliveries of the tank to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2015 and mass production is due to begin in 2016. A total of 2,300 MBTs are expected to be supplied by 2020, modernizing 70 percent of the Russian tank fleet.According to the General Director of Uralvagonzavod the first vehicles will be shown in the 2015 Victory parade. Read more at

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  1. mym1a1
    mym1a1 Jan 01, 2015

    all I can say is we need to keep Russia as an ally. Not because of this new tank. But because two super powers are better then one.

  2. 28836619
    28836619 Jan 01, 2015

    The concept of a universal platform is neither novel or new. The thrust of this thinking shows the Russians still think their challenge will come about on their border with NATO. Far be it from me to point out the holes in their strategy, but Russia has no way to deploy this vehicle anywhere. I wonder how it will hold up to a rail gun?

  3. Wiccanwolf98
    Wiccanwolf98 Jan 01, 2015

    That is a mean looking rolling artillery registration point.

  4. haloguy628
    haloguy628 Jan 01, 2015

    Nice concept. With $50 a barrel it will stay a concept. Putin can put the picture on the wall, but that's about all he can do.

  5. Malakie
    Malakie Jan 01, 2015

    As former U.S. military I will say this... If this is real and they start producing these THIS year, I am impressed with the outward design and look of this beast. I was Navy and thus not a tanker but even I can see this beast will be hard to kill with that design. The question for me is performance and reliability but in terms of ballistic protection and such in the outward design, this hands down will be the top battle tech soon if it is real.

  6. jeturchin
    jeturchin Jan 01, 2015

    I t somewhat resemble the Israeli Merkava

  7. Slewntus
    Slewntus Jan 01, 2015

    "Keep Russia as an ally"? They haven't been an ally since 1945 and only then because they needed us.

  8. thunderstick
    thunderstick Jan 02, 2015

    nice only it did not show weapons systems working or mileage or type of cannon,mg's etc.

  9. 26953663
    26953663 Jan 05, 2015

    Russians design first rate equipment and build garbage. They can't even maintain the old T-62/55/54s so what makes them think they can actually keep this on the move. This thing looks like it was copied from pictures of GI Joe battle tanks.

  10. 23189097
    23189097 Jan 31, 2015

    the israeli merkava very successful counter-insurgency dual purpose tank.Given the idea that control of the north european plain is key to winning a eurasian land war the armata is a good fit.military power is inversely related to distance.the immensity of russian space/distance and our lack of rapid mobility from bases in western europe does the advantage to russian armor of this caliber. master gunner

  11. 22170967
    22170967 Feb 03, 2015

    Nice music. Now let's see what shows up at the parade.

  12. pautscw
    pautscw May 05, 2015

    Like a Merkava on steroids

  13. AFUS1
    AFUS1 May 10, 2015


  14. itschallenger2
    itschallenger2 May 11, 2015

    It stalled at the parade, hmm it's dead meat on the battle field if it does that.

  15. faceless_statistic
    faceless_statistic May 15, 2015

    You show us nothing but CGI, and tell us nothing.

  16. 17B20
    17B20 Sep 08, 2015

    It looks like a tank. Does Depleted Uranium penetrate it? Will it stand up to a Rail Gun? Who does Russia plan to invade?

  17. 34492295
    34492295 Nov 24, 2015

    Russia lived with the fear of invasion from the West for centuries, thus the desire fulfilled by WWII to isolate itself by forming the USSR. I believe it was about 1960 that the air show at Andrews where I was stationed, had some MIGs on the scene. Apparently the Russians still had not caught on to smooth skin on a fighter plane. Stalin believed in quantity and they held to it. The present economy of Russia and Putin's desire to once again build that ring of sovereign states around Russian rule, is complicating the desire of most Russians to enter the 21st Century.

  18. usafa2c
    usafa2c Mar 10, 2016

    Great target for a warthog!

  19. 34926550
    34926550 Apr 30, 2016

    Theses guys are great at graphics! Execution, no so much. You can bet if they had the real thing it would be all over the news. What a joke!

  20. 35009831
    35009831 May 26, 2016

    With women in ground combat units the Russians will not need this tank. 25 years as an Infantry Officer, Airborne, Ranger, SF.

  21. 36405579
    36405579 Nov 14, 2017

    I'd like to see it in action, that will tell you how good it is. All I see is a photo of the tank.

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