via Russia & India Report.
India, China and Southeast Asia countries have shown interests to new Russian armoured vehicles demonstrated during the Victory Parade on May 9, Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said in an interview with the Izvestia daily published on Thursday.Analyst have to be on guard for a couple of things. Wishful thinking and "normalcy" bias are included.
According to Kozhin, Russia’s traditional partners are interested in buying infantry combat vehicles and Armata tanks. "Interest has been demonstrated. The weapons are new and expensive. For the most part, by our traditional partners: India, China and Southeast Asia," he said.
He said that the new weapons demonstrated at the parade would be first supplied to the Russian army and only in perspective would be sold to foreign states. So far, Russia is selling weapons under current orders.
I think that with regard to the Armata, we saw many exhibit wishful thinking with the thought that no one would want to buy it and normalcy bias, because its was thought that since the West wasn't pursuing new armored programs that it would set a trend that others would follow.
I stand by my early views.
The Armata will be a best seller and we're on the verge of an "armor gap".