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Report: UK Intel Wary of 'Revolutionary' Russian Tank Armata

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 The Russian 'Armata' tank (Photo per RIA-Novosti via Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 06 Nov 2016 03:02 PM

The U.K. is wary of a new Russian tank, "Armata," which boasts "a revolutionary turret design that makes crew less vulnerable under fire," and is "lighter, faster and lower in profile than Western rivals," according documents obtained by The Telegraph. 

"Without hyperbole, Armata represents the most revolutionary step change in tank design in the last half century," a Ministry of Defence internal briefing read, per the report.

"As a complete package, Armata certainly deserves its billing as the most revolutionary tank in a generation.

“For the first time, a fully automated, digitised [sic], unmanned turret has been incorporated into a main battle tank. And for the first time a tank crew is embedded within an armoured [sic] capsule in the hull front.”

The report also claimed the tank will feature "a radar system currently used on state-of-the-art Russian fighter jets and new composite armor" and a “reported higher muzzle velocity” gun and an "upgraded missile system."

An Armata prototype unveiled at a May Day parade in Moscow led to the five-page report, which "raises doubts over the UK’s ability to combat the threat" and "questions why the government has no plans for a rival tank for at least 20 years," according to The Telegraph.

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The U.K. is wary of a new Russian tank, Armata, which boasts a revolutionary turret design that makes crew less vulnerable under fire, and is lighter, faster and lower in profile than Western rivals, according documents obtained by The Telegraph.
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