Don´t forget the situation awareness of the T-14 which comes with his own little drone flying above it all the time. And all this cameras and radars around the turret. Even if the first version of the radar is "just" able to search for incomig missiles/projectiles, a improved version will be able to detect people. In the end it will be very hard to ambush this tank.
Yes, the tethered drone is supposed to carry both thermal and MMW radar sensors to detect targets around the vehicle in any weather day or night and pass that information to all vehicles in the group, which should help in terms of situational awareness for the crew.
They also have vehicles that can set off fuses with electronic signals which might render IEDs and mines much less effective too... but nothing is perfect.
Unless they prove they tested it correctly, it is a lie.
Yeah, because they are lying bastards... Iraq didn't have WMDs and Syria didn't use chemical weapons in Ghouta... oops, no that was the Americans... their previous ERA didn't work against both HEAT and sabot rounds... except it did.
If it works during clean test doesn't mean it will work in real life where terrain and conditions are totally different from those tests conditions.
Of course, it might fail so lets just ignore it.
APFSDS are very small targets for the radar and too fast to intercept them correctly.
Bullshit... they travel at less than 2km per second, but the interception munitions are located at the target, so they really don't need to travel very far.
Such a criticism would be valid if they had to intercept any sabot round aimed at any vehicle in the group, but these interceptors only have to defend the vehicle they are mounted on... it just comes down to detection, calculation, launch and that is it... ARENA had a 50m range sensor system to detect incoming rounds and could intercept targets travelling at up to 750m/s... with new radars able to detect targets at four or five times that distance much faster munitions should be no problem unless there is something between the tank and the incoming round that conceals the round till the last second.
It will travel half a km whike the interecption mechanism is fuzed and get out of the launcher.
ARENA has fixed launchers that can be launched in a fraction of a second when needed, and Afghanit is probably the same... the Armata has both Afghanit and Drozd mounted on it.
Maybe the armour they have is rubbish too... maybe an outer lay and inner layer of sheet steel with a filling of chocolate blancmange... I mean if they are just liars and can't be trusted... perhaps those radar antennas mounted on them is just so they get netflix and wifi...
I would bet on good crew that can hide properly behind natural obstacles and the armor to defebd against sabot round.
The big problem there is that there is a difference between cover and concealment and the difference really depends on what they are launching at you... when the threat is a sabot round from a MBT then most things become concealment rather than cover... and generally you wont know until it is too late.
For an Armata crew it would probably make sense to sit their vehicle out in the open so it can detect incoming threats early so they can be dealt with.
Perhaps the purpose of the tethered drone with MMW radar and IIR is so it can spot incoming threats and pass the data via optical cable through the tether to the tank to launch defensive munitions at the right time?