No money, “Armat” will not?
Just recently, we talked about the complete collapse of the PAK DA project, then about the Su-57, which, if it is in the army, in unit quantities and it is not clear in general for what. Training is understandable, but the point is in training if the plane does not go to the troops?
The reason is the same: no money. It’s right where they come from, if they need to save the Deripaska and other close oligarchs from poverty and build mausoleums across the country for the first president. That is Deripaska’s well-being - this is a topic for spending. And the Moscow Yeltsin Center. A Tanks...
Former Deputy Shoigu, and now Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, once again gave reason for foreign media to gloat over the Russians. On Monday, dropping a mean male tear, Mr. Borisov said that the army would be glad to buy thousands of “Almaty”, but the trouble is a terrifying price. Our budget cannot overpower it. No
Of course, Borisov could not help but say that the T-72 in service is much more attractive to the military both technically and financially. Indeed, why do we need Armata, why do we need Vladimir (T-90MS), if there is a very good tank, T-72. And his T-72B3 modification is generally fire, not like these "Abrams" and "Leopards"!
And the tank is not old! So what is 44 of the year? For the tank - nothing! This is not “Priora”, it will not rot. And the German “Leopard” (first) will also be older. And anyway, who said that tomorrow is war? Especially if the war, the studied T-72 will be the way.
And "Armata" look good on the parade. Here are a dozen of them - and pretty. Expensive.
It makes sense to cite the words of another expert, Alexei Leonkov from the magazine Arsenal of the Fatherland.
This is normal today. If there is an awkward question, then (as in the case of the pension "reform") experts immediately appear, who intelligently and reasonably prove that everything is right and correct.
So Mr. Leonkov announces that, in fact, "Armata" - a prototype of weapons. With the letter "O". Who and where could see this type is not clear, but believe it. The expert is the same.
And when such samples are created, this implies that they are made not of technical interest, but under the solution of some specific problems.
Here is how! It’s great, but I’ve already begun to think that we have people in all design bureaus and people are just thinking to come up with one. And let's tower a desert gash. And we will distribute to all experts.
According to Leonkov, there is no point in creating expensive equipment, if it is not expected to have combat missions that only these samples can do.
Delicious, right? It immediately reminds 1941 of the year when 57-mm anti-tank guns stopped producing, because for them there were no goals. And then the comrades in Stalin's office stood, soiled their parade pants and bleated, when it turned out that there was nothing to beat the Tigers.
Mr. expert clearly describes that it is these tasks that nothing, except "Almaty", will not perform, and determine the amount of the ordered equipment. And if there are no such tasks, then “Armat” is not needed! Here is the beauty, right?
I quote: “In the case of samples that are far ahead of existing types of weapons, the question always arises: why do we need so many of these tanks, if the existing models are more than suitable for all conceivable combat missions?”
The counter question: why did the Ministry of Defense then solemnly roar, drowning the march “Thunder of victory, resound!” About a thousand “Armat” that will be in our army? And why now even a whisper intelligible on this subject is not heard?
Oh yes, there is no money ... Sorry, I forgot. But one more, literally, the last quote from an “expert”.
Right! That is why we will not release it! It is dishonest in relation to potential (and not) opponents! Well, how is it that our tankers will be on the “not having ...” tank against the ancient “Leopards”? Well, gentlemen, not 1945 year, it is necessary to understand.
We must (hypothetically) ruin our crews in T-72. It will be knightly. And the fact that there will die someone ... Come on, right, gentlemen? Still giving birth ... Perhaps.
Well, to which Mr. Expert came to the end, this is what we wrote about two years ago, when fanfares roared, and hurray-idiots hurt their foreheads in hysterics on all resources, that “Armatavsehporvet!”
We then talked about the fact that everything is premature. And joyful shouts, and triumphant reports. That for a tank of a new generation there is nothing: no training base, no repair, no crews. We were then well-voiced by our patriots criticized. Okay.
Two years have passed.
And now the same words are quietly whispering "experts" hired by the gentlemen rulers. But at least they honestly whisper that yes, there is no base, there is nothing, but the main thing is that there is no money.
And there is no money - nothing.
But not everything is so sad. Still sadder. Apparently, in the clash of financiers and the military came a certain parity. And the financiers said like, “Damn you, there will be a new toy for you. But not for that kind of money. ”
That is, this unfortunate trial batch will be made now, however, there are persistent rumors that the number of tanks in it has been corrected again.
It is worth recalling that the need for “Armata” was first evaluated in 2 300 units. Then the Ministry of Defense announced the construction of 1 000 machines "for the first time." Next went "blah blah blah", and the number was reduced to a trial batch in 100 machines.
Now they say that 20 is enough for full testing. We arrived.
But the most interesting thing is these tests. Ask, and what to test, state tests passed, the tank seems to have been adopted?
Yeah, accepted. It also seems to be.
New “tests” of “Almaty” are needed in order for specialists to understand which of the tank’s innovations are really necessary and which ones can be abandoned, thereby lowering the price for it.
Degrease, so to speak.
Tried to find the numbers, but alas. All behind the veil of secrecy.
Kindergarten, younger group. Our tanks were not more expensive than the Abrams. Well, incredibly easy! And these words are already quoted by Mr. Borisov. Vice Premier. Who is trying to explain on the fingers about the cost of the tank.
Okay, the Abrams costs about 6 million dollars. T-90 depending on the letters - 3,5-4 million. “Armat” should be shoved in the middle.
So you want to say to these "experts", that this, you know, TANK! It has no leather seats or a bar. This is not a jeep for 4-5 million rubles, which you roll, gentlemen. This is a combat vehicle.
And the war machine was invented and constructed by people who have been engaged only in this life. That is, the design of combat vehicles. There can be nothing superfluous.
Tank can not be made of metal from the barrels of oil. The tank can not be left without optics and electronics. We do not understand at all, due to which we can cheapen such a machine so that it becomes cheaper than Abrams, which is going towards its 40 anniversary.
What can be thrown out of the combat vehicle to make it cheaper? What is there unnecessary? And what kind of "experts" will solve this?
And this heresy is broadcast by high-ranking officials of the country ... Apparently, they have uninhabited towers, unlike our armored troops - a common occurrence.
- Roman Skomorokhov, Alexander Staver
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