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First Armata tanks to arrive for Russian troops in 2018

August 22, 2018, 17:50 UTC+3 KUBINKA

Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract for the delivery of 132 T-14 tanks and T-15 infantry fighting vehicles

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© Sergei Bobylev/Russian Defence Ministry Press Office/TASS

KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, August 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract with Uralvagonzavod contractor for the delivery of 132 T-14 tanks and T-15 infantry fighting vehicles based on the standardized Armata combat platform, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Wednesday.

"Today, a contract has been signed for 132 T-14 and T-15 vehicles. We will get the first nine this year," the defense official said.

All the deliveries are expected to be completed by 2021.

The T-14 tank based on the Armata platform was shown to the public for the first time at the Victory Day parade on Red Square on May 9, 2015. The new combat vehicle features fully digitized equipment, an unmanned turret and an isolated armored capsule for the crew.

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