Russia about to start selling new robotic tank around the world


Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of Russian state-owned corporation Rostec, is about to release their newly developed Uran-9 “to provide remote reconnaissance and fire support for deployed units, with the goal of reducing troop casualties during counter-terror operations in urban environments”.

The unit operates from a mobile control post and offers two recon and fire support robots situated on a tractor-like device to provide mobility. Like other military type robots this robot will perform a wide variety of tasks from fine motor gripping to moving or destroying large and heavy objects.

According to the manufacturer, “This is a fast-growing segment of the arms market” and they are working on “a long-term marketing strategy for promoting such pieces of hardware”, said Boris Simakin, Rosoboronexport Analysis and Long-Term Planning Department head.

The company intends to tailor the device’s armament to the individual needs of their customers, but will come equipped with a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, and Ataka anti-tank guided missiles” and possess “threat detection capabilities, including a laser warning system, as well as target detection, identification and tracking gear” .

No information on an anticipated launch date or availability for International delivery was available.

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