Russia shows off next generation main battle tank Armata

Russia is set to showcase in public a number of its next generation main battle tank Armata during their Victory Day parade in Moscow. Russia’s 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade will be held at Red Square on May 9 commemorating the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Russia Defense Ministry officially published photo of the said battle tank.

Reports say that Armata MBT will be equipped with remote-controlled 125mm smoothbore cannon; 30mm sub-caliber ranging gun to deal with various targets, including low-flying aerial targets; 12.5mm heavy machine gun with a turret, which can take out anti-tank missiles; and active-phased array antenna and a large variety of other sensors.

“New communications equipment allows the vehicles’ crews to see the whole tactical situation in real time and communicate with command points and other military units within a single system of automated combat control,” a representative from Russian state corporation Rostec said as quoted by Russia Today (RT.com).

Joining the May 9 parade in Moscow are APCs derived from Armata, Kurganets-25 light tracked armored vehicles and Boomerang light-wheeled armored vehicles, Coalition-SV 152mm self-propelled howitzers, Tiger armored vehicle mounted with Kornet-D antitank missile system.