It is for the first time in many years that a country has actually produced a tank that has, technologically speaking, taken a generational leap in armoured vehicle warfare.
The “Armata” Universal Combat Platform is a chassis that will be used to produce tracked vehicles such as the T-14 MBT.
Just to give you a better understanding of what this means, the Leopard-2 was first manufactured 35 years ago.
The most important element is the tank’s defence mechanism — which is what is bothering the US.
It will be almost invulnerable to anti-tank missiles or any ammo in the world designed to destroy tanks.
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That 125-mm muzzle is the biggest among all tanks.
So, you have a tank that has an automatic and intelligent defence mechanism; the biggest gun of all; and crew sitting behind an impenetrable shield mounted on a sturdy yet agile platform. I would say tank warfare has just got back its mojo.