Russian Army T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Set for Operational Tests in 2016

The manufacturing tests of Russia’s newest Armata tank will be completed in 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, Col.-Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said on Friday. “Armata will undergo manufacturing tests. After that, a decision on operational trials and entry into service will be made,” Salyukov said.

T-14 Armata

“The manufacturing tests will be completed in 2016,” he added.Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew. Armata’s main weapon is a 125 mm gun. In principle, the vehicle can be armed with a 152 mm gun, too