1st Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on August 8 that the first standards battle equipment based on the heavy track platform "Armata" can go for tests on almost year previously announced deadline reports RIA "Novosti".
According to the initial plans of the Ministry of Defence of the tests were to begin in 2014. Develop a universal platform caterpillar "Armata" control "Uralvagonzavod" stated that the new Russian tank at its base will be performed serially from 2015 to 2020, and Russian armed forces will receive 2.3 thousand of these machines.
Undercarriage was pretty universal for the creation on its base of main battle tanks, battle infantry vehicles, armored personnel languid, battle car tank support, repair and evacuation bronehoda and self-propelled guns.
In the embodiment BMP brand new development of "Uralvagonzavod" can bypass the "Kurgan". In 2010 the Ministry of Defence to stop your own custom-designed BMP-3 there, because in the first trials were identified shortcomings in the protection of this machine.