Armata tanks to start being put in service in Russian army in 2015 - official

A pilot batch of new-generation Armata tanks will be put in service in Russia's armed forces in January or February next year, Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy chairman of the government's Military Industrial Commission, said in a radio program on Saturday.

A pilot batch of new-generation Armata tanks will be put in service in Russia's armed forces in January or February next year, Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy chairman of the government's Military Industrial Commission, said in a radio program on Saturday.

Armatas will first be shown publicly during a Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square in May 2015, Bochkaryov told Russian News Service.

By mid-2015 a plan would be put together of purchases of Armatas for the army for the period to 2010, he said.

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