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MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. The price of the new Armata tank is too high, Oleg Bochkaryov, the deputy chairman of Russia’s Military-industrial Commission said Tuesday. The contract on production of Armata tanks will be signed with Russia’s leading tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod for three years, and the price of combat vehicles has already been defined, Bochkaryov said.
Bochkaryov confirmed that the first Armata will be will be produced by the end of the year, and on May 9 the new tanks will take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow. According to Bochkaryov, 24 machines on Armata platforms will be shown – 12 tanks and 12 heavy combat vehicles.
It is suggested that the tank will have a remote control gun and the crew will be placed in an isolated crew cell.
The Uralvagonzavod reacted to the accusations saying it will work on lowering the price.