Russia is creating a unit with robotic systems and vehicles

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MOSCOW, (BM) – The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published on its website that it will create a combat unit for the Russian army built entirely of robotic systems and vehicles, learned

Uran-9 unmanned system, photo credit: Wikipedia

Colonel-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov was the first to announce the new Russian unit in a conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. During a tour and visit to OAO 766 Department of Production and Technological Completion (UPTK), the two talked.

According to Tonshokurov, who commands the ground forces, the combat unit will include five robotic Uran-9 systems and 20 combat vehicles. Currently, the Ministry of Defense has embarked on forming an experimental team, which has the task of determining the methods and form in which the unit will be used. Once this process is complete, the Russian army will train specially assigned personnel to operate the entire new robotic combat unit.

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Russia has used the Uran 9 robotic system as a part of a specific battle group. Russian forces will use this system as a separate unit for the first time.

What is known about Uran 9?

Rosoboronexport is a Russian company that offers the robotic system Uran-9 on the international markets. This robotic system is an unmanned ground combat system. It arms with a machine gun 2A72 mod ABM M30-M3, four anti-tank guidance missiles type Attack, surface-to-air missiles, infrared sensors, laser rangefinder, and other means of detection.

According to the functional characteristics of Uran-9, the army can use the system not only for protection and attack but also for reconnaissance, surveillance, and counteraction to terrorist threats.


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