The Russian Defense Ministry has approved the technical design of the heavy armored platforms "Armata" on the basis of which will be established and promising main battle tank. On this, as reported
"It meets all the requirements, which filed the military department at the technical project" — said Shevchenko, adding: "After three years, see this article in the metal." The project has been "Uralvagonzavod". The representative of the Defense Ministry said that the Ministry is satisfied with the work taking place in accordance with the planned schedule. "Get the war machine, but I have now would not call tank", — said Shevchenko.
In mid-February 2012 reported that "Uralvagonzavod" is going to create the first prototype tank "Armata" in 2013, and its serial production and delivery to the troops — to begin from 2015. In April 2011, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kovalenko, a former first deputy head of the Ministry of Defense Armored Directorate, said: "The Armed Forces will have a new main battle tank, with fundamentally new tactical and technical characteristics, with the new automatic ammunition feed, a division of the crew, with the removal of ammunition. "
Details of the new project is not yet known. Presumably, in the autoloader tank created by the project "Armata" will be 32 shells of various purposes. In the development of the machine will be used achievements obtained during the implementation of other projects, including the "Object 195" and "Black Eagle." "Armata" — the project of a universal platform for various armored vehicles, including a tank support combat vehicle and self-propelled artillery.