The Russian Armed Forces are set to receive multifunctional combat robots consisting of five machines being controlled by a single platform, by 2025.
Dubbed “Marker,” the experimental platform was developed by Russian Scientific and Technology Association, Android Technology. It is capable of guiding five unmanned machines, and can solve various combat tasks, simultaneously. The Marker platform was presented in October 2019 at the Magnitogorsk test range for robotic systems, reports RIA Novosti.
"The Marker will enter service with the Russian military by 2025," a source said, adding that “it will consist a group of five robots, and one operator to turn on and refuel the system.”
“It's not like before when there was only one unmanned machine, and five people had to watch after it, and follow it,” he explained.
In January 2019, the Russian armed forces reportedly received their first batch of Uran-9 combat multifunctional robotic systems, that were tested in combat conditions in Syria.
“Shortcomings were identified during the tests in Syria. In particular, the issues of control, reduced mobility, and unsatisfactory military intelligence and surveillance functions had been considered by engineers and were rectified,” said Vladimir Dmitriev, General Director of Kalashnikov Concern.
Autonomous Uran-9 combat robot was equipped with Attaka anti-tank guided missile, 2A72 30mm automatic cannon, and 7.62mm PKT machine gun.