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Technologies used in the development of the T-14 “Armata” will be useful for creating another war machine, and currently Russia, abandoning the mass of equipment the new technology, taking maximum advantage of the weapons of the former USSR, writes Joseph Trevithick on the pages of The Drive.
The expert believes that “Armata”, as the su-57, is too expensive for serial production, however, the term can be used to create new technology.
“As in the case with the su-57 by the time when Russia may decide on mass production of T-14 or even have the resources to do this, the situation may change. It seems likely that Uralvagonzavod (a developer and manufacturer of tank — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) continues to develop the design and can use it as a springboard for further advanced the concept of tanks”, — the expert believes.
Trevithick notes that in five to seven years the possible emergence of a new Russian tank. “Meanwhile, the Kremlin seems to continue to squeeze the most out of their venerable machines of the cold war era,” writes the author.
In April 2018, a military expert, Sebastian Roblin in The National Interest has published an article, “Rest in peace: Russia and India had big plans to create a deadly fighter. What happened?”, where he listed the advantages of American stealth multipurpose fighter-bomber of the fifth generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Russian su-57.
In 2018, the Russian defense Ministry refused the serial production of the su-57 and T-14 “Armata”. One of the main reasons is the high cost of equipment. The war Department chose to focus on modernization developed in the USSR machinery allowing serial production of the su-57 and T-14 “Armata” or their derivatives in the future.
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