China looks forward to T-14 Armata tanks from Russia
Beijing has expressed its willingness to purchase the T-14 Armata main battle tank, designed by the Ural Design Bureau of Transport Machine-Building, according to Vladimir Kozhin, the presidential aide for Russian military technical cooperation.
The first demonstration of the T-14 tank was during a military parade in Moscow to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany last month, according to the Russian-language newspaper Izvestia. Various consumers of Russian weapon systems, including China, India and Vietnam, demonstrated their interest in purchasing T-14 tanks. The Russian Army, however, will employ the tanks itself before opening exports to other nations, said Kozhin.
Equipped with an unmanned remote controlled turret, the T-14's crew of three is securely enclosed in a multi-layered armored capsule separated from the ammunition container. If the container accidentally explodes, the survivability of the tank crew increases dramatically. The tank is fully computerized and remote-controlled through high-resolution video cameras and armed with a brand new 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore cannon.
Unlike earlier Russian tanks, the T-14 shares many characteristics with Western main battle tanks such as the American M1A2 and German Leopard-2. China may want to introduce T-14 tanks from Russia to boost the fighting capability of its ground forces. China is likely to develop and produce its own domestic tanks based on the T-14. With a single T-72 purchased from Romania, China was able to design its Type 99 tank, currently operated by the PLA.
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