At a time when the state corporation “Rostec”, which manages the military technology sector in Russia, recently announced that the Russian armed forces had begun testing the “Sprut” tank, Russia received an order for the “Sprut SDM1” tank from a Middle Eastern country, according to Russian sources. There are other countries that have expressed their interest in this tank.
The “Sprut SDM1” was built as a floating armored tracked combat vehicle, and is in fact a light tank with its firepower comparable to modern tanks such as the “T-80” and “T-90”, and is ahead of it in the ability to cross water obstacles as it is a floating vehicle.
The “Sprut SDM1” tank has a 125 mm artillery rocket system. It can be provided with fuel enough for 500 kilometers, and it can also be transported by landing ships and transport aircraft.
According to Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy Director General of Rostec, the “Sprut” tank is unmatched in the world. ●