Russian army riots over incapacitated Armata tanks, British intelligence
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Russia is working on preparing a small number of T-14 Armata main battle tanks; to the first operational deployment in Ukraine. However, they are unlikely to be combat-ready.
This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
According to British intelligence, in recent months, the stationed Russian troops were reluctant to accept the first allocated T-14 tanks, as the vehicles were in very poor condition.
“It's not clear exactly what aspects of technology have caused such a reaction, but over the past three years, Russian officials publicly described problems with the T-14 engine and thermal imaging systems”, – the message says.
Back in 2021, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu described the serial production planned for 2022 as only “experimental industrial” batch.
“Therefore, it is unlikely that any deployed T-14 tanks will meet the usual standards for the new equipment to be considered combat-ready,” – the British Ministry of Defense said.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga