On Armato firsthand

Tank on a platform of "Armata" will have completely new layout with an uninhabited combat module — CEO "Uralvagonzavod".

MOSCOW, March 12. (ARMS-TASS). The tank on the base is currently being developed combat platform "Armata" will have completely new layout, which has no analogues in the world, in particular, an uninhabited "tower". This was the general director of the Scientific and Production Corporation (NGOs) "Uralvagonzavod" Oleg Sienko.

"It is a new machine, which has a new layout, which no one," — he said on the radio station "Echo of Moscow", adding that the new tank on the basis of "Almaty was" will, in particular, uninhabited combat compartment.

Sienko said that this universal platform can create about 30 vehicles for various purposes, it implies a different placement of the engine — both front and back, depending on what type of combat vehicle will be "installed" on this platform — BMP or such as SAM. For the main battle tank (MBT), which will be produced at its base, a new complex of ammunition and explosive reactive armor of new generation. In the "Armata" will apply "a completely different technology on the armor, all of which will increase the survivability of the machine in actual combat conditions," said Sienko.

CEO of NGOs stressed that the importance of the new MBT is also the engine. "It needs only a new engine: a fundamentally different, easily replaceable, — he said. — Engine, which can be changed in a matter of minutes, which is extremely important in certain circumstances." "Of course power also plays a role," — said the head of the corporation, explaining that now, the tanks came to those performance results that match wheeled machines. In "Almaty was" in particular, will be "completely different speed performance that makes this machine pride of the Russian tank development, although it can not be called a pure tank," added the CEO.

Sienko said he hoped that by the end of this year, the corporation will be able to complete the basic work on the "Armata" will continue to be refined only individual nodes. He informed that the "Armata" will not be on display at an international exhibition in Nizhny Tagil in September, not least because it is still secret development.

The platform is developed rapidly, the parameters that were asked, "Uralvagonzavod" in the Defense Ministry, he seeks to do, Sienko added. CEO emphasized, "that nothing in the world is not made on universal platforms, all platforms are different," and Russia is the only country that today is going to mass-produce new armored vehicles, other countries are on the path of modernization.

In the case of MBT-based platform, "Armata", "Uralvagonzavod" hopes to produce a certain time "tank-dream," joked Sienko.

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