It’s not secret that Vladimir Putin has been flexing his military muscles for a couple years now. But earlier this week during a rehearsal for their annual Victory Day parade this Saturday, Russia showed the world a brand new feature of its defense program: The new Russian T-14 Armata tank. Vocativ made a video about the new war machine that you can watch above. Meanwhile, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has posted pics of the big unveiling. RT.com has more details:
Armata is actually a tracked platform capable of hosting a tank, APC, artillery piece and missile launcher. The Armata medium tank is a cutting-edge vehicle with an unmanned turret armed with a brand new 125 mm smoothbore cannon, which is the most powerful gun of its kind to date in terms of muzzle energy.
The Washington Times notes that Putin wants 2,300 Armata vehicles ready by 2020.
Here’s another video: