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YEKATERINBURG, August 20. /TASS/. Uralvagonzavod, the world’s largest battle tank manufacturer, announced on Thursday the launch of a new multiplayer online game named after Armata, Russia’s newest tank.
The new game titled "Armored Warfare: Armata Project" is being jointly developed by Uralvagonzavod and Mail.Ru Group, a major Russian Internet company.
"We closely cooperated with military experts, the Defence Ministry and Uralvagonzavod to make the game ultimately realistic," said Oleg Shpilchevsky, who heads Mail.Ru Group’s gaming department.
He said the developers and the tank producer were also planning to launch a number of educational projects, including Tankopedia, a free encyclopedia containing over 3,700 entries on tank manufacturing.
Uralvagonzavod deputy director general Alexey Zharich said such projects helped the industry to attract young talents.
Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
The new-generation tank boasts an unmanned turret, fully digitalized control and an isolated armored capsule accommodating the crew.
Armata’s main weapon is a 125 mm gun. In principle, the vehicle can be armed with a 152 mm gun, too.