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Armata Updates 08 Sept 2015

Posted: September 8, 2015 in Armata, Tank
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ARV-T-16 “Armata” – first images

Posted: September 8, 2015 in Armata, T-16, Tank
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ARV-T-16, established in UKBTM within ROC “Armata” is factory index “Object 152”. In fact, it is not only a truck – also a tow truck, and even emergency rescue vehicles and a mobile repair shop. For repair work – a wide range of modern equipment and tools, including an additional arm (that would not deploy the main regular faucet when you want to pick something so massive). For self-defense its provided with a remotely controlled machine-gun combat unit.


Following video was shown on September 6, 2015 on the issue of the “Military Acceptance” with exclusive materials and details of the latest infantry fighting vehicle B-11 (“Object 695”) the theme “Kurganets-25” TV channel “Star” will be announced September 17, the next release of this program devoted to the tank already on the platform of “Armata” and vehicles at its base. In the announcement of this program, in particular, for the first time shows the Armoured Recovery Vehicle on the platform of “Armata” (used video capture posted on

May 9 Red Square for the first time was the world’s first new generation tank

Public demonstration of the main tank and heavy BMP family “Armata” May 9, 2015 at a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War made a lasting impression on the domestic and foreign military specialists and experts, has caused heated discussion in the media and social networks. Indeed, the first time since 1977, when the parade in Moscow was shown the T-72, on Red Square was a tank of new generation, radically different from previous models. New armor and artillery will shape the key elements of the weapon system for decades to come.

Victor Murakhovski

NEW armored vehicles in weapons systems

In the changed conditions in the XXI century forms and methods of warfare, the development of technical means of warfare there is a need to create the most unified interconnected ground combat platforms, allowing to provide qualitative superiority over the competition.

As a result of the joint work of the Ministry of Defence, industry, research organizations developed the concept of armored vehicles (armored vehicles), approved by the Minister of Defence.

The concept set forth a clear understanding of the role and place of armored vehicles on the battlefield of today, and it solved in the long term problems. On a sound scientific and practical basis formulated the concept of building a unified system of armored vehicles and military vehicles (BAT) of the Armed Forces, with the definition of requirements for the nomenclature of families and types of equipment, their combat and operational parameters.

The system of armored vehicles and BAT relies on a single unified platform, class is determined by their weight: heavy, medium and light. A single, unified platform offers maximum unification of the chassis, modules, assemblies, nodes, interfaces within the same category of family cars. Moreover, unification is provided and between families of different categories. Such unification logically led to the need for a single platform, built on the principle of “digital electronic board with an open architecture.”

Armored personnel carriers on the basis of a unified platform wheel “Boomerang”.

For the first time in the history of the domestic tank production of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense in cooperation with the industry in 2010-2011. simultaneously launched development activities (R & D) in key areas of armored vehicles to meet new requirements: a unified platform Tracked severe category of “Armata” unified Undercarriage middle category “Kurganets-25”, unified wheeled platform “Boomerang”, unified platform for action Arctic region “Arctic”.

This completely new, realized the world’s first family of machines is within a unified platform tracked severe category “Armata”. In the first phase development of the Defense Ministry ordered three samples: the main tank, a heavy infantry fighting vehicles, armored recovery vehicle (ARV). Creates family car “Armata” Ural Design Bureau of Transport Machinery (UKBTM), Chief Designer – Andrey Leonidovich Terlikov.

In the future, unified platform “Armata” possible development of command and staff vehicle tactical, engineering machinery series of front edge (obstacle clearing engineer vehicle, launched bridge, a minelayer, armored demining machine), an anti-missile system, other systems for installation of armament, combat, technical and logistic support.

BMP-based unified Undercarriage middle category “Kurganets-25.”

Of particular interest to the Russian Defense Ministry is a pair of “main tank – a heavy infantry fighting vehicles.” Presence in the order of battle of this technique allows to implement new tactics to meet the most modern techniques of warfare. In particular, the occurrence of heavy infantry fighting vehicles capable of operating in a single armored battle array along with tanks, suppress and arbitrarily break through a strong defense, antitank means.

Heavy BMP par with tanks able to overcome areas of concentrated artillery fire and barrage the enemy with the minimum costs.They can operate at a minimum distance from the first line of attack artillery support and even “under the umbrella” breaks their shells. This greatly reduces the possibility of the enemy to counter the attacking troops with new machines. Dismounting infantry, thus ensuring a minimum distance from the defending enemy, almost on his head, as opposed to BMP with easy booking for which the line dismounting actually coincides with the transition to the attack abroad.

The main tank and heavy infantry fighting vehicles have a high tactical maneuverability on the battlefield, because such opportunities are determined not only and not so much the technical parameters of mobility as the ability to act under fire, to overcome natural and artificial obstacles, direct fire to suppress the enemy firepower.

Heavy infantry fighting vehicles on the platform “Armata”.

The appearance of the main tank and heavy infantry fighting vehicles on a unified platform allows you to practice to realize the concept of “heavy” teams, organizational and staff structure that is designed for action against technologically advanced enemy, having a high intensity combat formations antitank weapons, armored vehicles and artillery.

However, the use of “heavy” compounds against illegal armed groups equipped with wearable antitank weapons (TCP), to minimize the use of infantry in dangerous places, realizing remote fire destruction under the guise of a powerful armor and active protection.

Thus, the front edge of the complex machinery of the family “Armata” is a universal means to effectively combat missions in conflicts of all types and sizes while maintaining people’s lives.

FEATURES The layout and design of the T-14 (object 148)

For the first time in the world in the tank T-14 realized a revolutionary layout, aimed at maximizing the security of the crew. For this crew compartment, located in front of the machine body, performed separately from the crew compartment with arms and ammunition. Thus, the crew placed in the cubicle, a kind of “capsule” where possible and to minimize the impact on him of fires and explosions of fuel and ammunition in case of penetration of armor or combat engine compartment. “Capsule” is also the most secure structure designed to cope with anti-tank mine and explosive means. To ensure the highest level of protection used for new solutions in the field of ballistic, dynamic, active protection.

At the same time in the crew compartment provides exceptional comfort for the crew of ergonomics. Along with automation it will significantly reduce the physical and physiological load tankers, increase the effectiveness and duration of action in everyday use and in a combat situation.

It is no secret that the effectiveness of tanks and other armored vehicles is largely determined by the qualifications, experience, physical and psycho-physiological state of the crews. Many experts believe that on the battlefield to the success of technical and human factors about equal. It is understood that in the case of actions on the tanks “Armata” Russian tankers will benefit on two parameters at least: the maximum confidence in their security and the possibility of accumulation of invaluable combat experience.

In the fighting compartment of the tank taken main and auxiliary arms (the tower in the desert) with fire control system, automatic loader (the housing) with ammunition to the main armament.

In the engine-transmission compartment housed the power plant, transmission, fuel supplies and other operating materials.

Chassis tank includes caterpillar mover with rear wheel drive, front guide wheel, seven road wheels and three support rollers on board.

One of the key features in the design of the tank “Armata” and the family as a whole is first implemented in the practice of world tank building architecture “digital electronic board.” The key here is the principle setetsentrizma and open architecture. Its meaning lies in the fact that the main element of the electronic board performs a digital information exchange network, which covers all units, components, systems and subsystems. The network provides a standard interface to connect to her subscribers. Subscribers are electronic components (microcontroller and microprocessor-based electronic control systems) included (embedded) into functional components, assemblies, systems and subsystems. It is crucial that the operation of the digital network in real time the information is given to all sensors in the network there are commands for all drives and actuators, as well as information on the status of all controls. In other words, the network has in digital form all the necessary monitoring and control tank.

As a result, on-board digital network forms a common information space that brings together the various subsystems of the sample and ensures the implementation of a large number of interrelated and interdependent functions, including running simultaneously.Thus, a single integrated machine control system as a whole: an integrated on-board information and control system (CICS).

The principles of standardization and interoperability of functional division (compatibility) components CICS provide multilevel hierarchical structuring functions and means that each subsystem – the subscriber digital network – must have not only a standard digital interface at the physical level, but also a clear standardized protocol commands and data.

A direct consequence of the principle of interoperability is the ability to change combat and functional modules for samples of armored vehicles based on standardized interspecific platforms.

Multifunctional controls and displays for the crew members provide human-machine interface. Many diverse controls and display characteristic of the previous generation of armored vehicles, replace the multifunction flexibly programmable monitors. It is possible to solve the problem of centralized remote control a large number of heterogeneous systems, systems and devices by a single operator (crew member), simplify the information and control field, increased ergonomics jobs tankers.

The open architecture of the digital electronic board allows painless and cost-effectively upgrade individual components and systems platform “Armata” as they become more sophisticated products.

Some parameters of the tank “Armata”

Layout : crew compartment at the front of the housing, uninhabited combat compartment and the tower. Digital electronic board with an open architecture.

Crew : 3 people.

Command control : digital communication system, software and hardware unified management of tactical level.

The main armament : a 125-mm gun – launcher 2A82. Smoothbore gun of high power with avtoskreplennym and partly chrome barrel 2A82 is a new development, only superficially similar to the 125-mm tank gun of the previous generation. The achieved level of energy performance and power 2A82 cannon shots of the new ammunition provide a significant advantage over serial and foreign counterparts.

As additional weapons used remote-controlled machine-gun installation T05BV UDP-1 modular design, equipped with a 7.62-mm machine gun PKTM (6P7K).

The fire control system : vsesutochny commander’s panoramic sight, multi vsesutochny sight-guidance device gunner, automatic target lock, fully digital ballistic path sensors terms of shooting and ballistic computer.

Powerplant : multifuel 12-cylinder diesel engine with up to 1500 hp

Transmission : a robotic gear shift, reverse, hydrostatic transmission in the drive rotation disc brakes in the final drives.


State armaments program for the period up to 2020 provides for delivery to the army in 2300 units of modern tanks. This will equip a new generation of tanks all connections of constant readiness.

At a meeting in Sochi May 13, 2015, on the development of the Armed Forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “Another issue – the creation of new and modernization of existing weapons and equipment of the Land Forces. Some of this technology was first shown at the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The performance characteristics of this new technique significantly superior to their foreign counterparts, and overall it deserves a fairly high ratings military experts. It is necessary as soon as possible to complete all tests and move to mass production. “

It is important that Manning of new technology, at least in positions that determine the combat capability, contract servicemen.Armour has become much more complicated device. The study of its components, assemblies, systems, electronic equipment requires significant expertise and special training. At the same time to make full use of all the possibilities of the family cars “Armata” requires an understanding not only of technology itself, but also the tactics of its application. For the full mastery of “Armata” requires at least one, and preferably two half-yearly cycle of combat training that can only be realized with the personnel crew.

The appearance of the Armed Forces of the tank and heavy infantry fighting vehicles on a unified platform will enable to realize in practice the concept of “heavy” brigades.

For trained personnel “Armata” provides the possibility of implementing a far greater volume of tactics. For example – an opportunity to massive defeats the purpose of a car due to the high probability of hitting the target with the first shot, the use of automatic maintenance mode, select the type of shots, etc., including those on the go. But it requires a good understanding of how the situation and the possibilities of the machine and its weapons-established skills with the equipment, working closely with other members of the crew and complete interchangeability within the crew, which implies a very high qualification.

Taking into account the lessons of the past, including the initial period of the Great Patriotic War, and re-tanks on the new generation of the Soviet Army in the 1970s, it is necessary to fully ensure an integrated approach to the delivery and development of tanks and other armored vehicles in the army.

This implies anticipatory development and delivery to the army technical training of the new generation simulators, interactive learning tools, training and operating models and other modern equipment.

At least simultaneously with armored vehicles have delivered Complete diagnostics, maintenance and repair, the whole “tail” of machines for technical and logistical support.

Do not forget about the timely delivery of ammunition, including training, preparing storage sites and repair of equipment.

It must be time to attend driving courses refinement of combat vehicles, shooting techniques for tactical exercises and other normative documents on the training of crews and units. You may need to clarify certain provisions of the Charter of combat.

Only a large-scale comprehensive approach to the implementation of a new generation of armored vehicles to the troops will enable efficiently and painlessly move to the new look of the arms. And thus fully justify substantial funds allocated to the country of the establishment of modern, combat-capable armed forces is guaranteed to ensure the military security of Russia.

T-14 Armata Art

Posted: August 11, 2015 in Armata, Armata T-14, Armor, Art, T-14, Tank
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A user sent this drawing in. Let me know what you think in the comments.

In the Western Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry plans to create a new tank army by December 1 and another, 20th combined army, will in fact be formed anew. As a senior source at Russia’s General Staff told TASS earlier, most of the units that have been organic to the 20th combined army are being transferred to a newly-created tank army and will have to be replaced by new ones.

The 1st Tank Army will incorporate the Tamanskaya Mechanized Infantry Division and the Kantemirovskaya Tank Division, as well as the 27th Sevastopolskaya Mechanized Infantry Brigade and the 6th Tank Brigade.

“Reformatting the 20th Combined Army, which has been stripped of most of its combat units, is a more complex task,” the source said. “At the moment it has incorporated the 9th tank brigade in Nizhny Novgorod. Other tank and mechanized infantry brigades for that army are being formed.”

The 1st and 20th armies will have one reconnaissance and one air missile brigade, as well as a logistics brigade, missile and artillery units a helicopter regiment and other units, including reconnaissance and attack drone units. Both will be armed with new generation armoured vehicles – Armata platform-based tanks and the mechanized infantry combat vehicle Kurganets.

Another tank army will be formed near Moscow by December.

“This work is already in progress,” a source at the General Staff said. “Research is underway into the locations of control centres and the combat potential and strength of the units. No official documents for creating a second tank army have been signed yet, though,” the official added.

Earlier, Airborne Troops Commander Vladimir Shamanov said that on the basis of Russia’s paratroops a rapid reaction force was to be created. The force would have a dual capability of operating on its own or in combination with ground troops.

“We have plans for building up the strength of our airborne and airborne assault divisions to three regiments,” Shamanov said. A source at the General Staff told TASS the strength of airborne troops would grow from 45,000 officers and men to 60,000.

A user sent this photo in and asked what the pipe under the box was.

Research yielded that it is fording equipment.

Here is a video of a Tank using fording equipment.

As part of its massive rearmament program Russia is likely to focus major efforts on developing unmanned military systems, which could become its secret weapon, Blake Franko wrote in the National Interest.

“Conceptually, the idea of focusing on unmanned systems in Russia is not new. There has been significant development of these robotized systems in recent years,” the expert noted.
Russia’s new Armata combat vehicle is rumored to be on the way to become the world’s fully automated tank. And while this impressive piece of military hardware is getting there, the Russian Army is already operating robotic systems.One of them, dubbed Platform-M, was recently showcased in Crimea. The system is designed to carry out reconnaissance, patrol, cargo-carrying and combat missions. Trial tests of another robotic platform, capable of transforming into an array of useful units, ranging from a route clearance vehicle to electronic warfare system, are expected to start in late 2015.

“The drive for drones is rooted in Russia’s attempt to get past the Soviet model for a military, which famously coined the idea that quantity is its own quality,” Franko claimed.

The expert also noted that the United States and China are developing unmanned military systems, which could result in a robotic arms race.

Naturally, this information is secret, but many people who get asked this question, would most likely say that Russian tanks probably use imported chips.

Indeed, electronics stores usually sell computers that are put together on the basis of processors of American companies Intel and AMD.

“You’ve never heard anything about Russian processors, you can’t buy them — so they don’t exist” — that’s how a normal person would reason, but that is not the case.

In Russia, the processors “Elbrus” are regularly produced and updated based on the demand of the domestic industry and defense.

These processors have multiple cores and maintain a sufficiently high operating frequency, but are still about 8 years behind the best American counterparts. That still is not “stone age”, and still a quite sturdy class of processors: The Elbrus performance” is such to be able to watch movies, listen to music, surf the Internet, work in office programs and so on.

Of course, 8 years is a long time for microelectronics, so the Russian processors are ten times less productive than foreign ones, but they have two important advantages:

1) “Elbrus” uses it’s own operating system that is optimized specifically for it: “Elbrus” is not designed to work in the Windows environment, “Elbrus” runs on Linux Environment, specially rewritten for it. As can be seen, this aspect of the Russian processor greatly increases its performance in real processes.

2) For “Elbrus”, there are no viruses. Completely none. Not only that, to gain access to the “Elbrus” is hard, and the processor hardware is tamper-resistant.

As you can see, “Elbrus” has some very significant advantages, which helps to reduce the frustration from it’s small performance.

In addition, the means of testing the processor should be understood. Such testing is something perfect, that is, when a computer program performs a certain set of commands and evaluates the speed of its work. But life is not so: the computer interacts in real time with a multitude of devices, sensors and people.

In order to begin to process data, for example, the processor in the defense system, it should provide this data locally throughout. Specifically the radar needs to send and receive signals. As you can read, the speed of the CPU is interconnected with the quality of the radar: if the speed of this one processor is sufficient, it can work alone, if not, then you can put at least 1000 processors!

By the way, it’s better for the military, for the system to work with more processors, rather then less: in case of a failure of a single processor system there would be least loss of productivity, and an increase in reliability, which is extremely important in a real battle.

Russian Military equipment usually lasts 20-25 years, after which it needs to be updated, so the approximate 8 year time lag between Russia and the USA in microelectronics, is not critical for the defense of the country; although, of course, it would be better to keep up. The battles in Ukraine, in which both sides used tanks T-64 and T-72, manufactured decades ago, testify to this!

In my article about the tank “Armata” it was noted that its main advantage lies in the fact that this war machine can attack enemy infantry, tanks, helicopters and planes, simultaneously protected from bullets, shells and rockets.

It is this versatility that has made the “Armata” more than “just a tank”, and made foreign tank-building firms begin developing their own equivalent of “Armata”, which means that despite the lag in microelectronics, Russia has yet again become one of the best tanks in the world, according to the author.

And no matter what CPU is in the “Armata” (running s-500, “Mace”, Tu-160, etc.) — it is important that the combat system is based on Russian CPU, to prevent any hacking and show themselves worthy in modern battle!

First Read on Tank Nut Stan

Department of the Defense Ministry on the state defense order agreed the exposition of new Russian tank “Armata” and howitzers “Koalition-SV” on the fenced and guarded area at ​​the international exhibition of arms Russia Arms Expo RAE-2015, according to the organizers of the exhibition.
Jubilee tenth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition Russia Arms Expo 2015 will be held from September 9 to 12 in Nizhny Tagil. However, climbing on equipment and even touching their armor will not be allowed.

“The Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on the state defense order agreed decisions of the General exhibition organizers to present the exhibits of “Uralvagonzavod” in a guarded and fenced area. Among the exhibits of Uralvagonzavod at RAE 2015 will include its latest development: 2S35 “Koalition-SV”, T-15 and T -14″, the statement said.


Foreigners will see “Armata” and “Coalition-SV” Preparing a major international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition Russia ArmsExpo 2015. Today, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin holds its final meeting of the Federal Organizing Committee of the exhibition, and today it became known that the Russian Defense Ministry gave permission for a demonstration of the latest Russian tank “Armata” and howitzers “Coalition-SV”. These are the exhibits of most interest among visitors in addition to the world. In the beginning of September, the curious will be able to see them: tank and howitzer put up in a protected and fenced area. The excitement around development “Uralvagonzavod” there was not in vain. 152-mm self-propelled howitzer “Coalition-SV”, developed by Nizhny Novgorod “Central Research Institute” Petrel “, can kill, including tactical nuclear weapons, air defense and missile defense, as well as fortifications, by the way, and in the depth of the defense enemy. Armored tracked vehicle on a universal platform “Armata” T-15 also mentioned as the “beast”: it is intended to conduct maneuver warfare in the conditions of use of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.And that’s not all: the site will cover an area over 6,000 square meters of Uralvagonzavod and will present a total of more than 40 units of military equipment . Russia Arms Expo Exhibition 2015 will be held from 9 to 12 September in Nizhny Tagil. Participants have already been confirmed in addition to 160 exhibits. In spite of the sanctions and the tense international situation, 23 delegations are expected to visit from the international community. This was specifically to ensure that the event was worthy, watching at the highest level. However, the success seems to be certain. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has even said that Russian President Vladimir Putin asked to attend the Military-Industrial Conference, to be held during the exhibition, in addition to all the parties that deal with Russian Defense Ministry. Tickets to the forum have gone on sale and are available while supplies last. Tickets cost 900 rubles a day, to simply view the exhibition. To access the stands during a weapons demonstration spectators have to pay another 300 to 500 rubles. So if your nearby Nizhny Tagil in early September, or just always wanted to see the “Armata” live, pack your suitcases.

Stay tuned….