04:52 GMT21 January 2021
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    Russia's T-14 Armata main battle tank leaves behind its US, Israeli and European analogues in terms of technical characteristics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The next-generation tank was first shown to the public last year during the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow.

    "Obviously, we have an advantage in tanks, because the tank, manufactured in Nizhny Tagil [by Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) machine building company] leaves behind its US, Israeli and, let alone, European analogues in terms of technical characteristics," Rogozin said Sunday in the air of Rossiya 1 television broadcaster.

    The tank on the basis of the classified Armata Universal Combat Platform is operated by a crew of three, sitting in an armored capsule at the front, while the turret is unmanned. Its weapons include a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

    Armata's operational engine has parameters of up to 1,800 horsepower, with the tank’s basic version equipped with a 1,500-horsepower engine. The tank is operated by a crew of three, housed in an armored capsule at the front. Its main armament includes a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

    Earlier in February, UVZ CEO Oleg Sienko said that serial production of Armata tanks was scheduled to begin next year.

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