It is clear that the crews of the T-14 Armata have received extensive combat readiness training. At least four Armata tanks can be seen being transported in convoys toward the Ukrainian border in another video that was also released on Telegram. It is currently unknown how many tanks will soon be sent to the front lines.
Reports from the Asian press said that the Russian military received twenty T-14 tanks in 2021. Russian military officials have yet to comment on reports that T-14 Armata tanks have been sent to Ukraine.
Since the outbreak of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, doubts regarding this tank’s effectiveness in battle have been circulating. Because of the favorable conditions for experimenting with new weapons on the Ukrainian battlefield, it is possible that the T-14 will soon be introduced to the conflict.
The Russian main combat tank T-14 Armata has a lot of promise. The project began in 2009, and on May 9, 2015, during the military parade celebrating Victory Day, it was finally seen to the public for the first time. “Unprecedented design solutions” are used throughout the vehicle, such as the unmanned turret and the crew’s own armored capsule.
The primary armament of the Armata is a new generation 125 mm 2A82-1M smoothbore cannon with an automatic reload and 32 ready-to-fire ammunition. The primary cannon may also fire a new laser-guided missile with a range of 7 to 12 kilometers. A remotely operated weapon station armed with a 12.7mm Kord heavy machine gun is mounted on the turret’s roof.
The Russian media praised the Armata as having better armor than any other MBT. Brand-new steel, ceramic, and composite materials make up its base armor. Armata also boasts what it calls next-generation Malakhit add-on explosive reactive armor.
These MBTs typically have NBC shielding and automatic fire suppression systems installed. The tank’s upgraded countermeasures system lessens the impact of semi-automatically guided anti-tank-guided weapons (ATGW). The latest iteration of Russian tanks features cutting-edge smoke grenade launchers.
The T-14 Armata tank may be easily fixed and improved due to its modular design. The T-14 Armata is also outfitted with the Active Protection System (APS) Afghanit, which appears comparable to the Israeli Trophy in its ability to intercept and destroy incoming missiles and rockets.
Due to the potency of anti-tank weaponry supplied by the West to Kyiv, the Russian armored forces suffered significant losses in Ukraine. Since the T-14 Armata tanks are already undergoing active preparation for war, this bodes well for the future combat capacity of Russia’s armored forces.