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.
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.