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    Russian T-14 Armata tanks drive during the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2015.

    Unmanned Robotic Armata Tank to Be Developed in 2018 - Russian Defense Ministry

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    An unmanned robotic version of Russia’s advanced T-14 Armata battle tank will be created in 2018, the Russian Defense Ministry’s chief of armor and vehicle department told Sputnik on Friday.

    KUBINKA (Moscow) (Sputnik) – Lt. Gen. Alexander Shevchenko pointed out that difficulties remain in solving the problems of artificial vision and interaction with the environment.

    "Work has been set for two years, the robotic Armata could be created in that period. This vehicle already has the capacities, only the small issues remain to be solved," Shevchenko said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry unveiled its next-generation Armata tank at the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow in 2015. The tank's turret is unmanned and is operated by the crew located in an armored capsule at the front of the vehicle. Its main armament includes a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

    On Tuesday, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the ministry and the Russian Uralvagonzavod machine industry company signed a contract for the supply of over 100 T-14 Armata tanks to the Russian army.

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