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Russia thinks its new super-tank can resist just about all of NATO's anti-tank weapons

on Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:16 am
The first deliveries of the T-14 started trials with the Russian military in February and March. According to Interfax, large deliveries of the tank will start in 2017 to 2018.

By Jeremy Bender for Business Insider, Jun 24, 2015

Russia's 3rd-generation battle tank will feature a new version of explosive reactive armor (ERA) capable of resisting widely used Western anti-tank weapons, a source at a leading Russian heavy machinery company told Nikolai Novichkov of IHS Jane's 360.

The unnamed source at the Russian Tractor Plants, which develops armor for the country's tanks, told Jane's that the T-14 Armata battle tank will feature a radically redesigned ERA system that has "no known world equivalents".

"The new ERA can resist anti-tank gun shells adopted by NATO countries, including the state-of-the-art APFSDS DM53 and DM63 developed by Rheinmetall [and] anti-tank ground missiles with high-explosive anti-tank warheads," the source told Jane's.

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