The supply of armored vehicles on the Armata platform to the Russian Armed Forces has not yet begun. This was stated by the head of the state corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov.
Communicating with reporters after the message of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly, Chemezov answered the question about the beginning of the arrival of armored vehicles on the Armata platform in the Russian army. According to the head of Rostec, the latest technology has not yet entered the troops.
Last November, Chemezov at the Dubai Airshow 2019 air show in Dubai announced that the first pilot industrial batch tanks The T-14 Armata will be delivered to the Russian armed forces in late 2019 or early 2020. At the same time, he did not specify the amount of equipment proposed for delivery. In total, the Uralvagonzavod, which is part of Rostec, must deliver 2021 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles on the Armata platform by 132.
According to available information, announced back in early 2019, the first batch of 12 T-14 Armata tanks will go into service with the Russian army in late 2019 - early 2020. In addition to the serial T-14, the armies will receive 4 armored repair and recovery vehicles (BREM) T-16 based on the "Armata". At the same time, it was claimed that the tanks would go into the series in a modified form after testing: they installed new systems and replaced some components and assemblies.
The first serial “Armata” will take part in the Victory Parade on Red Square, after which 12 tanks and four ARVs will supposedly be sent to different military units located in different climatic zones, for testing in conditions close to combat.
T-14 "Armata" - the newest main battle tank, the main innovation of which is an uninhabited tower. The gun is controlled remotely from an armored capsule located in the tank body. Equipped with 125-mm gun 2A82, diesel engine with a capacity of 1,5 thousand hp and active protection complex "Afganit".