You mean you're not sure they will actually procure it? That certainly is a question.I know it's about the Armata. Nevertheless I wait till I see it before I believe in them really introducing a new tank.
It's not like the Object 195 wasn't anounced alot, too.
However Object 195 was basically completed in iirc 2010, underwent trials, and was even shown in a closed presentation to members of the government. It's unofficial, but supposedly when they found out what the cost would be they decided against it.
It will be interesting to see since they have 3 major vehicle families they want to develop. Kurganets-25 is a new medium tracked platform, Bumerang is a new medium wheeled platform, and Armata a new heavy tracked platform. This would mean they're replacing all current specialized chassis including the MT-LB (about time), and the various custom chassis used for SAMs. They also have a lot of specialized command and control vehicles based on the BTR chassis, in some cases as old as the BTR-60. It's quite ambitious to put it mildly, but if they can pull it off it will be a huge improvement over the current zoo of multiple aging vehicles.