The Russian Defense Ministry will put into service three combat vehicles built on the basis of the country’s advanced Armata platform, including tanks, infantry fighting and repair vehicles, the Russian Defense Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.
KUBINKA (Sputnik) – Alexander Shevchenko, head of the ministry’s main vehicles and armor department, said experimental and design work on the three Armata-platform vehicles was continuing.
"The unique character of this work is that more than one sample in the immediate family developed on a single platform is brought into service. If there are positive results from tests in 2017, then the three models will be accepted immediately," Shevchenko said.
The Armata is a Russian prototype of a heavy tracked vehicle platform that will be used as a basis for the construction of a next-generation main battle tank and a range of other combat vehicles.
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