Russia’s newest Armata tank to be on display at RAE-2015 expo in Nizhny Tagil

The Armata was developed as a replacement to the T-95 tank

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YEKATERINBURG, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s newest tank on the Armata platform will be put on display on the second day of the Russia Arms Expo – 2015 (RAE-2015) exhibition, which will be held in Nizhny Tagil in Russia’s Urals region in September, director general of the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing Nikolai Smirnov said on Monday.

“Complex demonstrations of military equipment within a company task group will be held on the first day of the exhibition. Armata will not take part in them. Such displays are for the equipment adopted by the Defense Ministry. New products, including the famous Armata tank, will be put on display on the second day of the exhibition. This is a traditional day for companies to present their new products, including in action,” Smirnov said at a news conference in the TASS-Urals regional centre.

The Armata is a new Russian main battle tank (MBT) project. Sometimes it is referred to as T-14. Its development commenced in 2011. The Armata was developed as a replacement to the T-95 tank. The whole project was kept in high secrecy. First mock-up was revealed to Russian military officials in 2013. Trials commenced in 2014. Armata is a new-generation tank, which has little in common with the current T-90. Exact technical specifications of this MBT remain classified.

RAE-2015 will be held at the Staratel range of the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing from September 9 to 12. The previous RAE exhibition, held in 2013, brought together early 470 exhibitors and delegations from 40 countries. The exhibition attracted more than 20,000 visitors.

Russia Arms Expo-2015 to demonstrate Armata combat platform

Armata is a heavy unified platform created for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles

YEKATERINBURG, July 7. /TASS/ The new-generation combat platform Armata will go on display at the international defense exhibition Russia Arms Expo-2015, which will be held in Nizhny Tagil in the Urals in early September, Uralvagonzavod CEO Oleg Siyenko said on Tuesday.

The Armata combat platform may be demonstrated in a closed show or “behind the glass,” Siyenko said.

“As for the demonstration of the Armata, we’ll certainly show it. This will be either a closed show or Armata will be placed behind a glass anti-glare contour,” he said.

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.

The 10th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Hardware and Ammunition (RAE-2015) will be held in Nizhny Tagil on September 9-12. It is expected to become the largest exhibition from the viewpoint of demonstrating the newest developments of both Russian and foreign defense manufacturers.

The exhibition is held once every two years. In 2013, the Nizhny Tagil arms show was attended by delegations from more than 45 countries, about 400 leading international specialists and top managers of defense enterprises.

AT Missile System “Khrisantema-S” to Work Up Practices at Russia Arms Expo


Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov at the international military exhibition IDEX-2015 in Abu Dhabi presented the latest Russian anti-missile system “Khrisantema-S”; during the exhibition Russia Arms Expo 2015 in September the complex will work up combat firing, was reported in a press release of Industry and Trade Ministry on Tuesday.

“Khrisantema-S” performs a wide spectrum of combat functions for both armored targets, and for light armored vehicles and low-flying targets. We are keen to promote the capabilities of this machine. Here it is unfortunately not possible to conduct live fire, but everyone will be able to study it in action in the Nizhny Tagil exhibition Russia Arms Expo 2015,” the head of the Russian delegation at the Abu Dhabi exhibition Manturov said.

He noted that interest in the presentation of “Khrisantema-S” on the IDEX-2015 has been expressed by the Arab side. At the exhibition it was also presented the full-scale specimen of combat vehicle for unit commander.