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Armata vs Javelin

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by Olaf, May 30, 2017.

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  1. Olaf

    Olaf New Member

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    A BBC article claims that the Norwegians are worried about the viability of the Javelin against the Armata (and other tanks with active protection systems).

    bbc.com/news/world-europe-40083641

    Is there good reason to think that current active protection systems can counter a large ATGM with a top-down attack-profile? Or is such fear premature?
     
  2. Feanor

    Feanor Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Several points. First off, vs threads are specifically against the forum rules. Second off the Armata is the development program, T-14 is the tank, T-15 the IFV. Third off public statements don't always reflect reality and instead are aimed at creating a certain perception.

    Also consider that the T-14 is in LRIP right now with both state trials and experimental exploitation still in progress, and the first unit to be re-equipped (depending on who you believe) to take place in 2019, 2020, or 2021. The final version might look different from what we see today.
     
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    Olaf, there is a discussion about this on the Russian Army Thread in detail