As proven in operation desert storm, tanks do not have to trade protection for mass assault / offensive scenarios, so I am hoping protection against UAVs and modern munitions is greatly considered, and then afterwards the ability to conduct offensive operations. Whilst the tank is not obsolete it is becoming quite clear the russian doctrine simply does not work in modern conflicts. The T72s are getting replaced by T90Ms with vastly superior protection for a reason. I think it would be quite stupid to design a next-gen tank for cold war style european plain battles, even with APS, blowout panels, and various other protective measures the focus should be on the ability to integrate in a combined arms scenario, survivability and protection. Nevertheless firepower and mobility shouldn't be sacrificed and that is where an unmanned turret excels. Bustle autoloader preferred, with blowout panel as a hit doesn't destroy the entire turret.