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Russia’s Armata is coming…

12th December 2016 - 14:51 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


The Russian Army is set to receive over two-thousand new Armata T-14 tanks within the next decade.

A contract signed between the Russian MoD and manufacturer Uralvagonzavod means that the Army will get 2,300 units by 2025.

Oleg Siyenko, head of Uralvagonzavod, said that about 100 Armata tanks will be supplied to the Russian land forces by the end of this current year. 

Siyenko said that the the new tank is subject to government testing and its full-scale introduction to the troops will only be started after the completion of special  training programmes for the crews. 

According to Lieutenant-General Alexander

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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