The main battle tanks of Russia “Armata” were not combat-ready.
In recent months, deployed Russian troops have been reluctant to accept the first allocated T-14 tanks, as the vehicles touted by propaganda were in very poor condition. Despite this, Russia is working on preparing a small number of Armata main battle tanks. This is stated in the new report of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain for January 25, published on Twitter.
It is not clear at this time why Russian officers speak negatively about the T-14, but for the past three years Russian officials have publicly described problems with the engine and thermal imaging systems.
It is noted that last year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu described the serial production planned for 2022 as only a “pilot-industrial” batch.
It is the intelligence that considers it unlikely that the deployed “Armata” will meet the usual standards for the new equipment to be considered combat-ready.
Recall that earlier British intelligence stated that if the Russian Federation were to transfer Armata tanks to Ukraine, then this would happen only for propaganda purposes.
It was noted that any deployment of the T-14 to the front would be a risky decision for Russia, because the previous 11-year development program for the Armata had been plagued by delays, reductions in the planned fleet size and reports of production problems.
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