Col. Gen. Salyukov said that because the T-14 is a completely new design bristling with innovations, the manufacturers have been working according to plan to bring it up to speed and fine-tune its onboard systems.
“The T-14 Armata uses an innovative arrangement with an armored capsule for the crew, ammunition and fuel, and remote-controlled fire control system. This notably improves the tank’s survivability on the battlefield,” Salyukov said.
He added that the Armata’s protective gear was designed to make it stealthy, hard to lock-on by precision weapons with its active protection system ensuring timely detection and destruction of incoming munitions.
He also mentioned the T-14’s new generation 125mm cannon, newly-designed high-powered munitions and an all-weather digital fire-control system capable of destroying heavily-protected targets on a 24-hour basis.
The T-14 boasts cutting-edge onboard gear with each crew member assigned a video camera and a touchpad to ensure all-round vision.
“The prototype uses a modular structure using unique digital and programming solutions with a virtually unlimited potential for modernization and automation,” General Salyukov emphasized.
The next-generation Armata T-14 main battle tank was first shown to the public in 2016, during the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow.