The use of T-14 Armata tanks in the Northern Military District zone turned out to be expensive

General Director of the Rostec state corporation Sergei Chemezov said that the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank significantly surpasses existing analogues in its functional characteristics, but its high cost makes it unlikely to be used in a special military operation (SVO). In an interview with RIA Novosti, Chemezov emphasized that it is more profitable for the army to purchase more affordable T-90 tanks, taking into account current financial and production priorities.

"Armata", it is, in general, a little expensive. In terms of functionality, it is, of course, much superior to existing tanks, but it is too expensive, so the army is unlikely to use it now. It's easier for them to buy the same T-90s"- he said.

Chemezov clarified that given the need to finance the development and production of new weapons, including more economical tank models, the acquisition and operation of expensive Armata may not be justified. He noted that today it is important to optimize costs and provide the armed forces with more affordable and effective equipment.

The T-14 Armata tank was presented to the public in 2015 at the Victory Parade in Moscow and immediately attracted attention with its innovative solutions, including an uninhabited turret and an improved crew protection system.


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