Armata-Based Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle to Be Equipped With Drone

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The T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle will receive a drone as part of its equipment.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle based on the Russian Armata tank will be equipped with a drone, Oleg Sienko, the General Director of the Uralvagonzavod corporation which manufactures the tanks, said.

"The use of a drone on the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle is envisioned. This is an indispensable element in the tactical level. It is extremely difficult to move in a convoy without seeing," Sienko told RIA Novosti.

According to the official, the type of drone for use on the T-15 is currently under negotiation.

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"This is definitely a question for the Defense Ministry which is testing Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicles," Sienko added.

The Russian Defense Ministry unveiled its new Armata tank at the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow in 2015.

The tank is operated by a crew of three, housed in an armored capsule at the front. Its main armament includes a 125-mm smoothbore cannon and a 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun.

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