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Russia's New Armata Tank Leaves Behind US, Israeli Analogues, Deputy PM Says

© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankTanks "Armata" of the mechanized columns of the Central Military District's Moscow Garrison during the rehearsal of the military parade to mark the 71st Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, at the Alabino training ground, Moscow Region.
Tanks Armata of the mechanized columns of the Central Military District's Moscow Garrison during the rehearsal of the military parade to mark the 71st Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, at the Alabino training ground, Moscow Region. - Sputnik International
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Russia's T-14 Armata main battle tank leaves behind its US, Israeli and European analogues in terms of technical characteristics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The next-generation tank was first shown to the public last year during the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow.

"Obviously, we have an advantage in tanks, because the tank, manufactured in Nizhny Tagil [by Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) machine building company] leaves behind its US, Israeli and, let alone, European analogues in terms of technical characteristics," Rogozin said Sunday in the air of Rossiya 1 television broadcaster.

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The tank on the basis of the classified Armata Universal Combat Platform is operated by a crew of three, sitting in an armored capsule at the front, while the turret is unmanned. Its weapons include a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

Armata's operational engine has parameters of up to 1,800 horsepower, with the tank’s basic version equipped with a 1,500-horsepower engine. The tank is operated by a crew of three, housed in an armored capsule at the front. Its main armament includes a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

Earlier in February, UVZ CEO Oleg Sienko said that serial production of Armata tanks was scheduled to begin next year.

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