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Russia To Showcase T-14 Armata Battle Tank At Middle-East’s Largest Defense Expo ‘IDEX 2021’

A mock-up of T-14 Armata, a new-generation Russian tank, is being unveiled at the ongoing IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi. This is the largest defense exhibition in the Middle East being held in the UAE capital from February 21 to February 25.

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The T-14 tank, produced by Uralvagonzavod (part of Rostec State Corporation), is a unique Russian tracked combat vehicle designed for maneuver warfare against any type of enemy  tank and mechanized infantry units.

The multi-purpose main battle tank has an original design, with the three-man crew seated in an armored control compartment in the front of the hull, which is isolated from fuel and ammunition.

The tank has a high degree of protection against all existing and future-generation anti-tank weapons, including precision-guided munition. The comprehensive multi-layer protection system includes ballistic protection, new-generation reactive armor, an active protection system, countermeasures to precision-guided munitions, and an electromagnetic protection system.

The tank is equipped with an unmanned remotely-controlled weapon station featuring a powerful weapon system, a high-capacity autoloader, and an automated fire control system. A powerful gun and new ammunition enable the tank to engage all kinds of targets on the battlefield.

The fire control system enables automated target search, acquisition, and tracking, making it possible to effectively engage targets over a long-range at any time of the day or night, including in challenging weather conditions.

A mock-up of T-14 Armata

The tank is highly maneuverable; it is fitted with equipment required for integration into the automated tactical command and control system and is characterized by a high degree of automation of control and maintenance processes.

The Middle East is traditionally a strategic region and one of the key buyers in the arms market. It accounts for approximately 50 percent of the total market for Rosoboronexport’s products.

“We are really glad that the Coronavirus pandemic has not imposed any serious constraints on the program of IDEX 2021 and that we will be able to hold face-to-face meetings with our partners, which I am sure will be productive.

“The Middle East and North Africa are critical markets for us, and we are willing to expand cooperation in the region both in civilian sectors and in the field of military and technical cooperation,” emphasized Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation.

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