General Defense Ministry opposed manning of Armata with conscripts

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Armata, T-14 Armata
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Head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Ivan Buvaltsev said that to manage the latest T-14 “Armata” Soldiers must be professional rather than conscripts.

“I stand by that statement” for the Armata “We don’t want conscripts. One example that the Armata stalled was on
May 7 during the final rehearsal of the Victory Parade Tank “Armata”, driven by a crew of conscripts, stopped at the Red Square. Deputy Prime Minister, chairman of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the cause of the incident was the human factor: “It’s not the technique failed, and the relationship between technology and man was broken. Do not press the button, so to speak.


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