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    With the introduction of Russia’s new Armata main battle tank, modern warfare tactics will change forever, as everyone will have to adjust to the Russian armored monster on the battlefield, military expert Vladimir Evseev said.

    When the first Armata tanks roll out of factories, Russia will become a trend setter in modern tank warfare.

    "In fact, Russia here is a trendsetter. If the Armata tank recommends itself, then the world will have to think about it. Major manufacturers of armored vehicles have to build counterparts," Evseev told Radio Sputnik.

    The new tank is based on the new Armata Universal Combat Platform, on which not only tanks are built, but also infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled artilleries, armored recovery vehicles and armored personnel carriers will be based.

    The new Armata platform is therefore meant to replace older Russian MBTs and APCs that are currently used by the Russian military.

    Moreover, the Armata platform, on which the new T-14 tank is constructed, has huge potential for future modernization. At this day and age, the Armata is by far the most advanced tank platform in the world, Sienko added.

    The Russian Defense Ministry showed its new tank during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9. The tank is operated by a crew of three, sitting in an armored capsule at the front. The tank's main armament includes a 7.62 mm remote-control machine gun and a 125-mm smoothbore cannon.

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