China Expressing Huge Interest in Russia’s New Tank
China has showed great interest in the new T-14 Armata tank developed by the Russian Federation and even expressed its wish to become the first foreign purchaser of this machine. The manufacturer does not comment on this information, but according to unofficial sources, is strongly opposed. For Russia, the issue of the Chinese access to the latest technology is of strategic importance.
During the AirShow China 2014 exhibition held in November in Zhuhai, Russia has almost agreed to supply the country with Su-35 fighters and S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems. At the same time, China has become Russia’s first foreign partner that expressed interest in the advanced T-14 Armata tank. The representative of Uralvagonzavod refused to talk about it, citing the fact that it is not within the competence of the enterprise.
“We are not the subjects of military and technical cooperation and do not comment on these issues,” the source said.