Despite the fact that Russia, showing opportunities at the international forum "Army-2018", is gradually starting to adopt new equipment, "nothing has fundamentally changed," writes expert Dave Majumdar in The National Interest.
In his opinion, since the Russian army will start receiving new equipment, especially T-14 Armata and T-90M tanks, in a "small amount", the base for the troops will remain T-72B3 and other "improved versions of existing vehicles. "
"Russia does not need a large number of machines, such as Armata, to dominate its neighbors in post-Soviet space," Majumdar said.
The American edition also recognizes that the performance of the upgraded T-90M is significantly higher than that of the original T-90A, which is currently used by the Russian army.
In August 2018, an American expert Joseph Trevithick wrote in The Drive's pages that the technologies used in the development of the T-14 "Armata" tank would be useful in creating another combat vehicle, and At the moment Russia, refusing massage equipment with new equipment, uses the weapons of the former USSR.
By 2021, the Ministry of Defense of Russia planned to receive 132 T-14 tanks and T-15 infantry combat vehicles made on the basis of the universal crawler platform Armata.