UK’s Ministry of Defence demonstrates Challenger 2 tank’s abilities
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Russia is considering deploying a “small number of its new T-14 Armata main battle tanks in Ukraine” to combat the hundreds of armoured personnel carriers and British Challenger 2 tanks pledged to the defending forces in the last few weeks, the latest update from the British Ministry of Defence has claimed. Satellite images from late December, reposted by the MoD, showed a small number of the T-14s at a training base in southern Russia “associated with pre-deployment activity for the Ukraine operation”. However, given the question marks over the combat-readiness, the MoD suggested the move was “primarily for propaganda purposes” and that it would be a “high-risk decision for Russia”.
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Russia ‘likely considering’ premature T-14 tank deployment to Ukraine
Russia is “likely considering” a deployment of a small number of its new T-14 Armata main battle tanks in Ukraine in a move that could be a “high-risk decision” due to “reports of manufacturing problems”, the British MoD has said in its latest update.
They suggested that Russian “commanders would be unlikely to trust the vehicle in combat” while its effectiveness against Britain’s Challenger 2 tanks could be subpar.
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