Russia's new generation Armata platform can carry wide variety of weapons — designer

The new generation combat platform Armata is capable of carrying any special equipment and weapons, the deputy CEO of Uralvagonzavod for special vehicles, Vyacheslav Khalitov, has told TASS.

The new generation combat platform Armata is capable of carrying any special equipment and weapons, the deputy CEO of Uralvagonzavod for special vehicles, Vyacheslav Khalitov, has told TASS.

"We are prepared to cope with any task, because we have created a universal platform with a variety of configurations, with rear-, middle-and front-engine layouts. This allows for arming the chassis with any special equipment or armaments," Khalitov said.

At the moment work is in progress to use the platform to create an armoured repair and recovery vehicle.

"Armata was conceived as a parent platform for a wide variety of vehicles. Future configurations will depend on the client," Khalitov said.

Armata is a heavy unified platform for a variety of armored vehicles standing next to the medium class Boomerang and Kurganets, as well as light Typhoon. The tanks and other armored vehicles based on that platform will appear in the May 9 Red Square parade alongside other types of military hardware.

First published by TASS.

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