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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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DARPA's latest hi-tech military robot.


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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Wow, looks great and seems to be very functional. It's like straight out of some a Terminator movie.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #3
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Military and Defense - Innovations, Inventions and Futuristic Technology

I think we need this thread, given the amount of innovation engendered by defense firms, which in turn are fueled by robust defense budgets.

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Old January 8th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #4
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There was already a military tech news thread, so I merged them.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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Oh, ok, I should have looked for it. Thanks.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #6
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The U.S. Navy's Electromagnetic Railgun is capable of launching projectiles at 4,500 mph and hitting targets 100 miles away, faster and farther than any other gun.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:17 AM   #7
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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:36 AM   #8
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What an odd name.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 02:09 AM   #9
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In this case the name does not matter, it is important that it works, and this machine is really remarkable does its job
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Old January 11th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #10
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Tank Arms Race: Introducing Russia's 21st Century Armata Tank

Dubbed the T-14 Armata ("Армата"), this is the tank in which Russia will roll into the 21st century. While to date, the Russian army has purchased only 12 Armatas for testing, deliveries at scale are expected to begin this year. Assuming field tests over the next two years work out, Russia plans to replace 70% of its main battle tank force with Armatas by 2020.



The tank you see up above is a computer-generated image of what Armata is believed to look like. But according to ITAR-TASS, we will get our first real-life glimpse when Russia unveils the Armata at the May 9 "Victory Day" parade on Red Square in Moscow. But reports are already filtering out about the tank's capabilities. Despite the Russian Defense Ministry's insistence that "no information about [Armata] can be revealed," multiple sourcesconfirm the tank boasts:

• Multilayered armor
• A remotely controlled, fully automated 125 mm main gun firing both cannon rounds and laser-guided missiles
• A 30 mm cannon
• A 12.7 mm machine gun

http://www.fool.com/investing/genera...entury-ar.aspx

http://www.military-today.com/tanks/armata.htm
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Very interesting design, any information, whether there is a tank that interesting innovations for which would be superior to Western-made tanks?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #12
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Dubbed the T-14 Armata ("Армата"), this is the tank in which Russia will roll into the 21st century. While to date, the Russian army has purchased only 12 Armatas for testing, deliveries at scale are expected to begin this year. Assuming field tests over the next two years work out, Russia plans to replace 70% of its main battle tank force with Armatas by 2020.



The tank you see up above is a computer-generated image of what Armata is believed to look like. But according to ITAR-TASS, we will get our first real-life glimpse when Russia unveils the Armata at the May 9 "Victory Day" parade on Red Square in Moscow. But reports are already filtering out about the tank's capabilities. Despite the Russian Defense Ministry's insistence that "no information about [Armata] can be revealed," multiple sourcesconfirm the tank boasts:

• Multilayered armor
• A remotely controlled, fully automated 125 mm main gun firing both cannon rounds and laser-guided missiles
• A 30 mm cannon
• A 12.7 mm machine gun

http://www.fool.com/investing/genera...entury-ar.aspx

http://www.military-today.com/tanks/armata.htm
Nice tank. I found more renders of it, if it actually looks like this then it really is a futuristic tank built for the 21st century.







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Great Renders. Videos of the actual thing would be really nice. I guess we'll have to wait till May.
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So... the secondary guns aren't independently targetable? Seems rather impractical to have to rotate the entire turret to aim the machine gun.

Other than that, it looks like a decent piece of machinery. Credit where credit is due.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #15
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I noticed that too. Kind of odd, no? Maybe the real thing is differently configured.
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So... the secondary guns aren't independently targetable?
It's just a fantasy of some artist. Dont take this seriously
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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This is even better Those Polish....

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This is even better
Plastic prototype of light tank. Volkswagen Beetle is much threatening.
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Beetles don't have full projectile-protection. But I agree, don't compare main battle tanks (Armata) with support tanks (pl-01).
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So... the secondary guns aren't independently targetable? Seems rather impractical to have to rotate the entire turret to aim the machine gun.

Other than that, it looks like a decent piece of machinery. Credit where credit is due.
Those are just artistic renderings. The real tank most likely will have horizontal movement.
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