The T-14 Armata is the most modern Russian tank and is considered to be the most advanced main battle tank in the world today. Revolutionary is its remote-controlled turret whose 125 mm smooth bore gun is loaded automatically. The crew consists of only three men and who are well protected in the hull directly behind the front armour. For self-protection the T-14 is also fitted with explosive reactive armour.
The tank was first displayed in public during rehearsals for the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade. The Armata was designed over the course of five years, and features a number of innovative characteristics, including an unmanned turret. The crew of three is seated in an armoured capsule in the front of the hull, which will also include a toilet for the crew.
The main armament of the T-14 is the 2A82-1M 125 mm smoothbore cannon, a replacement for the 2A46 125 mm gun of previous Russian and Soviet tanks. The T-14 is powered by a ChTZ 12N360 (A-85-3A) diesel engine delivering up to 1,500 hp.