Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have tested a new guarding robot for launch silos, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
"A state-of-the-art robotized guarding system for SMF stationary facilities has passed military tests in the Kozelsk Missile Formation [Kaluga Region south of Moscow]," Sputnik reports citing a statement by the ministry.
The robot is capable of conducting aimed fire at distances of up to 400 meters. "The system if equipped with modern shooting and grenade launching systems. It is capable of conducting aimed fire in a circular sector… at ranges of up to 400 meters," it said.
Russia has developed a lightly-armored tracked all-terrain vehicle capable of defusing unexploded ordnance and mines, perform on-site repairs and even carry the wounded soldier from the battlefield. This robot can also measure a soldiers temperature, pulse and blood pressure and send the data to the operator who decides whether the trooper is fit to fight on or needs to be evacuated,
The UK and the US in a joint program will conduct a series of trials of robotics and autonomous systems beginning October next year for the final stage of transportation of supplies to troops in challenging environments. The final transportation stage often dubbed ‘the last mile, can be particularly lengthy and dangerous for those involved – and it is in situations like this that both countries feel robotics can make the process more efficient in terms of cost, time and risk, UK Defence Minister Philip Dunne and US Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall said Thursday
Russia is developing a subsea robotized system for security of the Arctic sea and offshore areas. General Designer of Rubin Design Bureau Rubin Igor Vilnit told TASS that a preliminary design of unmanned submersibles is under development
Russias United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has presented plans for a multifunctional air robotic system, which includes a reconnaissance and attack roles with rocket-launching capabilities. The reconnaissance copter can fly to an altitude of several thousand meters and can be used to detect and identify targets in real time
Russia is fielding assault robots alongside Syrian soldiers in the offensive against rebel militia. The Russians are fielding two kinds of robots – the Platform-M combat robot and the Argo Mobility Platform, both heavily armored and capable of functioning day or night in a variety of battlefield conditions, DEBKAfile news daily reported Monday
The new robotic mine clearance systems has become operational with Russia's Southern Military District, Sputnik reported. The Uran-6 sophisticated robotic demining system is a multipurpose system which is powerful enough to replace 20 sappers and which can be remotely operated from a safe distance of about one kilometer
Russian Helicopters Groups subsidiary Ulan-Ude Aviation aircraft plant in East Siberia is under crisis due to delay in orders from India and Pakistan for manufacturing helicopters. The customers, India and Pakistan, are currently in talks with the plant but are protracting them, Head of the Republic of Buryatiya Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn was quoted as saying by Tass news agency today
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