Russia’s new Armata T-14 tank unveiled before debut at WW2 Victory parade

Armata T-14 Battle Tank

Armata T-14: The Russian defence ministry has posted photos on its website of the new Armata T-14 battle tank that  is to make its debut at the World War Two Victory Day celebrations in Moscow’s Red Square on May 9. 
The Armata tank has an unmanned turret and a 125mm smooth-bore cannon that can fire guided missiles as well as shells, and is said to offer its two-man crew better protection than existing Russian tanks as they will be housed in a reinforced chamber, away from the main gun. Its computer technology, speed and manoeuvrability are also claimed to be far superior to those of the T-90, the current mainstay of the Russian army, and the tank’s chassis is reported to be adaptable as a platform for other weapons systems, and could “evolve into a fully robotic battle vehicle,” according to RT News.
The tank is among several new weapons systems that will feature in what is expected to be the biggest military parade ever held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Russian and Allied victory over Nazi Germany, including the new RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile and the  S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Following Russia’s annexation of Korea, however, most Western leaders will be noticeable by their absence.

Source: bbc