Non-lethal Weapons for UAVs and Robots Are Being Developed by the Russian State Corporation Rostec

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation ( – Non-lethal weapons that are designed to be mounted on UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and robots are currently being under development by the Russian State Corporation Rostec that, along with its subsidiaries, specializes in the elaboration, production, and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The information for the new development was reported last Friday (11th January) by TASS news agency, citing the press office of the corporation, learned

Rostec’s statement says that the work, which is underway at the moment, is focused on improving the delivery of these weapons. The Russia’s hi-tech corporation adds that they continue working on the development of the aforementioned special non-lethal systems, which further to be mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles and mobile robotic complexes.

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The development process of the non-lethal weapons is involving a whole group of Rostec subsidiaries, leading role of which is played by the Scientific Research Institute of Applied Chemistry based in the town of Sergiev Posad in the Moscow region.

The new systems will feature capabilities to defeat enemies by producing kinetic (traumatic), acoustic, flashing as well as irritating (tear gas) effects on them.

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Speaking against the background of its new development and how its maximum efficiency can be ensured, the manufacturer comments further, that the focus of the work is mainly on that combined munitions to be created, which to comprise the above-mentioned effects. The other main goal of the corporation is the development of multi-functional launchers that can fire munitions varying in numerous calibers and the impact of which is based on the same effects. It is expected the first prototype of the Rostec’s new non-lethal weapon on UAVs and robots to be unveiled this year.

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It was reported that the Russian state-owned holding company Ruselectronics Group, specializing in the production of electronics components, and which is fully owned by Rostec, is currently developing a new visual-optical interference device. This latest development can be used in special and counter-terrorism operations by police and security forces.

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Source: TASS