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Zvezda article:

   65 T-90Ms and 20 T-14s will be supplied to Army until end of this year. 20 T-14s are going to be delivered to Army units for further testing, so i guess state trials phase is completed.

 

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Changed frontal side armor modules and frontal hull armor is visible here.

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- Is the Armata tank still continuing state tests?

- Yes, the tests are continuing, this year the new ammunition for the tank has also entered the state tests. We expect their completion in 2022 in full, more than 40 Armata tanks will be transferred to the troops after 2023. The T-14 is a step forward for decades, the re-equipment of troops for this vehicle will be phased and smooth as the service life of tanks of previous generations expires. 

 

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   Some bits of information about Armata-based vehicles from article at VPK news.

https://vpk-news.ru/articles/65070

   About start of deliveries of Armatas:

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   According to Repin, the delivery of a batch to combat units before the official announcement of the completion of the state test program is provided for by the provisions of the contract concluded between the manufacturer and the customer. Earlier, the Information Department of the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced the start of deliveries of serial batches of T-14 starting in 2022. True, the Main Armored Directorate of the Defense Ministry did not provide reliable information about which part of the Ground Forces of the RF Armed Forces will become the first operator of the newest Russian tank. There is also no exact information regarding the number of new armored vehicles on the Armata platform, specified in the framework of contractual obligations. Nevertheless, a number of unofficial sources report the customer's desire to receive one hundred and thirty-two vehicles, including a batch of experimental units, consisting of two battalion sets of T-14 tanks and one battalion set of T-15 infantry fighting vehicles. 

 

   In accordance with the terms of one of them, by the end of this year, the troops should receive a first batch of T-14 tanks. Starting from 2022, it is planned to enter stable serial deliveries of this type of product. 

 

About Syrian trip:

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   According to unverified information from sources in the military-industrial complex, during the Syrian campaign, Uralvagonzavod specialists made about one and a half hundred technological changes to the design of tanks, both in service and promising models.

   The T-14 was no exception. During military tests on the territory of the SAR, a number of problematic solutions were identified regarding the level of sensitivity of the system for detecting incoming projectiles, an optical-location complex, and a power plant. 

 

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And again, stolen from otvaga - some info on develpoment through a court case:

https://kad.arbitr.ru/Card/906037a2-2508-42fe-afd8-1491f533f755

 

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   Mentioned among the protective elements is probably a "beak" with a ERA on T-14 ("ERA module assembly V148.06.51"), from the case materials it can be concluded that there are radioactive materials (depleted uranium?) either as part of armor elements or as part of ammunition, which was used for shelling of mock-ups. 

https://i.imgur.com/NNHlaPkh.jpg

Highlighted part says "carry out soil deactivation [decontamination]". 


Also from document can be seen that they were testing frontal ERA modules, different side ERA modules, engine deck roof plates. 

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1 minute ago, Sovngard said:

 

The orange one seems a bit taller than the salmon ones.

Well spotted!
 

8 minutes ago, LoooSeR said:

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Shells for T-14

Apart form the distinct color, that seems like an ultra cheap Svinets mockup. Unless its not meant to portray a Svinets?

On a different note, no trace of the Sokol-V GLATGM.

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Some of unmanned turrets/RCWS for Armata/Kurganets/Bumerang
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Kinzhal and 57 mm caliber rounds for it.

Spoiler

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Epokha

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I forgot how this one is called, designation for lesser ones are hard to remember for long for me, lel. This one is for APCs on Bumerang and Kurganets chassis.

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https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/5534745

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   According to the investigation department of the FSB of the Russian Federation, the theft incriminated by it was committed in 2014-2015. The Ministry of Defense then allocated 5.2 billion rubles to KTZ for the design and production of prototypes of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles under the code "Kurganets". It was supposed to manufacture light armored vehicles at the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, which was part of the concern, and to equip them with armor and dynamic protection - at the Moscow Research Institute of Steel.

 

   At the same time, part of the funds allocated for the armor - according to the investigation, 90 million rubles - disappeared.

 

   The NII transferred the advance received as a loan to a non-engineering company, and after several more dubious transactions, the money ended up in the accounts of a small private firm that the FSB believes is affiliated with the three defendants in the case. They allegedly "cashed out, embezzled and used the funds at their own discretion."

 

   The state contract for armored vehicles was thwarted, and in the fall of 2017, when it was planned to launch military vehicles in a series, it turned out that KTZ was mired in debt and could barely keep afloat. The concern owed about 80 billion rubles to VEB alone, and its total debt amounted to about 100 billion rubles.

Incredible.

 

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8 hours ago, barbaria said:

No wonder the russian army caves in at the first sign of resistance with this amount of corruption going on

Corruption in R&D program doesn't have direct affect on soldier moral.

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