This machine should be the answer to the best Russian tanks. In any case, its manufacturer, Rheinmetall, believes so. The tank is called the Panther and is considered the successor to the Leopard-2, which has already reached old age. Retired General Klaus Whitman: “Rheinmetall unexpectedly unveils new tank at French arms show Eurosatory. It should be the answer to Russia’s T-14 Armata tank. In 2015, the T-14 puzzled Western generals. Powerful 130mm cannon and reinforced Russia is silent about other details Comparisons: – The new German tank is 5 tons lighter than the Army, and its 130-millimeter cannon has greater range (50% more than the previous model cannon). – to be rearmed. – Both models are equipped with a loading machine – With the help of drones Panther can hit targets at long distances, while the Armata is able to launch guided missiles.
Computer targeting and KI (artificial intelligence) are also provided. But so far, Armata tanks exist only in the form of demonstration models. They have not yet been seen in the army. The Armata costs three times more than its T-90 predecessor. Because of the sanctions, Moscow has problems with the electronics needed for the Army. Therefore, for the time being, it will remain a propaganda tool rather than a combat weapon.