T-90M and T-14 Armata are the two leading main battle tanks of Russia today, if “put on the scale”, which one is superior?
“In the future, the T-14 Armata main battle tank will be a more formidable weapon than the T-90M Proryv-3, because the next generation of battle tanks will be applied more advanced technology to protect it against enemy combat vehicles “.
The above statement was given by military expert Alexander Mikhailov to the Izvestia news agency on March 3 in an interview, the main reason lies in the following tactical specifications.
Both tanks have the same advanced turret module, equipped with a 125 mm main gun, for the T-14 is the 2A82, slightly more powerful than the 2A46M-5 of the T-90M, military expert note.
In addition, the T-90M Proryv-3 also has a Kalina automatic fire control system. In general, the integration of homogeneous technology from the T-14 to the T-90M allows for a wide range of ammunition to be used together, Mikhailov said.
However the upgraded fire control system for the T-14 Armata has been recently tested, it has a digital portfolio with typical target types, as well as artificial intelligence.
This allows computational devices mounted on tanks to independently search for targets and even automatically destroy them in difficult terrain, the military expert emphasized.
“In fact, it’s possible to predict the role each tank plays in the military. The T-90M is like a bridge between the tanks of the past, made in the Soviet Union with completely new builds.
“And the future will of course belong to the T-14 Armata along with other military equipment, capable of operating in unmanned mode – without the need for an operator or crew,” said the military expert. identify.
The T-90M Proryv-3 is the means of combat today, while the T-14 Armata is of the future, Mr. Mikhailov concluded: “The construction of Armata is still going on urgently, and Perhaps these machines will enter service in the late 2021s.
Earlier, the US National Interest reported that the T-90M “Breakthrough” tank after improving its performance became an even more formidable “monster”.
According to the author of the article – expert Mark Epikos, the T-90M is an improved version of the Soviet T-90 MVT, in the 1990s it had outstanding features when placed next to its competitors.
In particular, the analyst noted that the T-90M, unlike its predecessor, has a much better engine with a much better power-to-weight ratio, and a high level of comfort and safety for the crew. .
In addition, Mr. Epikos also said that the Russian army will modernize all of its existing T-90 and T-90A according to the T-90M Proryv-3 standard in the mid-2020s.
On October 5, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense studied the problem of creating regiments and brigades “with advanced combat capabilities. They plan to incorporate the latest combat vehicles into one unit for maximum penetration.