Description: The Armata is a new family of tracked heavy armored vehicles being developed for the Russian Armed Forces by Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation since 2010. The original aim of the Armata program was to develop a new generation main battle tank (MBT). The Russian Army concerns about the quality of the T-90 tanks and its intended successors the Black Eagle and T-95 prototypes led to the cancellation of the T-95 and prevented any more T-90A orders from the Russian Army. The Armata is a new design aimed at fixing the low quality concerns of Russian-made MBTs. The Russian Army also aimed the new program at delivering an entire family of tracked heavy armored vehicles. The Armata family propulsion system consists of a 1,500-hp diesel engine with a fully mechanized electric transmission with maintenance and repair schedules extended compared with existing heavy armored vehicle's propulsion systems. Between 2010 and 2015 the vehicle's main components were tested by the Uralvagonzavod and the military leading to the production of 20 prototypes in 2015 for troop's evaluation. The Armata family is expected to be ready for mass production by 2017 entering into active duty with the Russian Army soon after. The Armata heavy armored vehicle family are expected to be unveiled during the Victory Day Parade on Red Square, May 9, 2015 in Moscow.
The Armata Robotic Assault Armored Vehicle (RAAV) is a fully unmanned variant intended to operate as a weapon system in extremely dangerous scenarios. This variant, operated remotely, would be more compact and survivable than the other variants due to the lack of crew compartment. The groundbreaking Armata RAAV battle vehicle may perform as main battle tank as well.
Armata RAAV Specifications
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7 Dimensions Main Gun Caliber: 125 millimeter Performance Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile) Power Power: 1,500 hp (1,119 kW) Speed Top Speed: 90 kph (56 mph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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