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Russia Armata T-14 Tank Said to Be Faster Than a US Abrams

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New Russian ARMATA T-14 tank moves on April 29, 2015 in Moscow for the Victory Day military parade night training. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:56 PM

The Russia Armata T-14 tank will be the main attraction at Moscow's Victory Parade on Saturday, and some believe the variant could be part of a new 13-vehicle system.

The T-14, according to the Army Times, is said to be faster than the U.S. Abrams tank with a larger main gun and could be "fully robotic." Military experts told the newspaper that a better look at the T-14 could come at the Russian Arms Expo in September.

"The tank is highly automated — the Russian military says it could be the basis for a fully robotic tank in future," the BBC News reported. "It has a remote-control gun turret with a 125mm smooth-bore cannon that can fire guided missiles as well as shells. The crew of three is housed in a reinforced capsule at the front, away from the firing systems."

The T-14 tanks, built by UralVagonZavod, could number about 2,300 by 2020, replacing the Soviet Union-era tanks the Russian military is using today.

"The new vehicles are principally clean-slate designs and represent the biggest change in Russia's armored fighting vehicle families since the 1960s and 1970s," wrote Nicholas de Larrinaga of HIS Jane's Defence Weekly.

The Army Times reported that the new tanks come with increased Russian military activities in the Black Sea while Russian airplanes were allegedly tracked as close as 50 miles from the California coast, the closest they have been since the end of the Cold War.

"My concern about those kinds of activities is there can be a miscalculation or mistake that could lead to a confrontation," Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of NATO Land Command, said in January, according to the Times. "When you look at the history of warfare, it's replete with examples where a miscalculation or mistake can spin into war."

CNN reported that the Armata platform also could be used for an infantry combat vehicle, a heavy armored personnel carrier, and self-propelled artillery, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. The Russians will also display a new aircraft during Saturday's parade, according to TASS.

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