MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. The armor of the state-of-the-art Russian T-14 tank on the Armata platform ensures protection from all modern tank projectiles, antitank guided missiles and grenade launchers, the Scientific and Research Institute of Steel (makes part of Tractor Plants) told TASS Saturday.
“The armor of Armata ensures protection from all modern and promising tank ammunition having the 120-millimeter caliber,” an Institute spokesman said, adding that the armor also protects from antitank missiles and hand grenade launchers with the calibers of 100-150 millimeters.
Armata is a heavy unified platform serving as a base for a tank and an infantry combat vehicle. The new tanks have received unmanned turrets, all digital control and isolated armored crew capsules. The key armament of Armata is a 125-mm gun, but the use of a 152-mm gun is not ruled out in the future. Earlier Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said an Armata shell “burns a meter of steel.”
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