I don`t think you understand me.What I`m trying to say is that the Russians could have just developed the T-95 and then make APCs and other vehicles based on it.But yes,this way it will be a lot easier,as the whole idea starts with one platform,on which more vehicles can be made (If they made the T-95,they would have to rearrange the inner space and some parts for the APC version).
They didn't want upgrades or modifications.
They want a family of vehicles to perform all the necessary roles within a Brigade.
Some in the west seem to think Armata will be a tank (MBT), while Kurganets will be a BMP (IFV), and of course the Boomerang will be a BTR (APC) and the Typhoon will be a BRDM (wheeled armoured scout car).
Each vehicle type will be a complete family of vehicles, though their weights might create limitations and changes in weaponry... for instance I don't think the Tyhpoon MBT/gun platform will be heavy enough to carry a 125mm smoothbore so I think it might have a 57mm gun and long range Kornet missiles as fitted to the IFV of the other vehicle families. (note the IFV needs a gun to penetrate the enemies equivalent vehicles so a 57mm gun and Kornet should be sufficient).
Other countries just have one simple system.
USA:2 types of forces:M1+Bradley
M1 +Bradley is hardly a simple system... it has a range of vehicle types from Humvees through to M1s and probably 50 different vehicle types in between... they even have ancient M113s in service carrying TOW launchers.
there will be four different Russian forces... heavy tracked (Armata), Medium tracked (Kurganets), Medium Wheeled (Boomerang), and light wheeled (Typhoon).
ALL will be highly mobile and very well armed and armoured, and all will have excellent support and recon assets.
The choice of brigade for a given problem will be based on the mobility of each unit and the terrain and the type and disposition of the enemy.
.However,the cost will probably be higher compared other countries,which rely on one ground brigade scheme with a lot of support.I just fear Russia won`t be able to handle the amount of money spent on this scheme.
Actually the fact that only heavy brigades will actually have big heavy MBTs suggests to me they might be saving a lot of money.
These Russian formations wont have less vehicles than western brigades, they will only have one type that is the basis for the whole unit.
This means that a medium wheeled unit will be much cheaper to operate than any unit with tracklayers in it... in terms of fuel consumption and in terms of maintainence.
the light wheeled unit will be even cheaper.
With current vehicle choices the BMP was popular for its firepower and better armour than the BTRs, but with Kurganets and Boomerang having similar levels of protection and fire power I think the vehicle of choice is going to change to the BTR for its speed and lower cost and its better mobility in urban areas.