Remotely controlled Uran-9 combat systems will be tested by Russian forces during Zapad-21 maneuvers. These machines will be used to defend special objects and to fight unmanned aerial vehicles – announced the daily Izvestia.
The task of the robots during the exercises will be to protect warehouses, gas stations, communication nodes, command points and other facilities. They will detect the enemy using optical-electronic systems and attack him – explains the newspaper Izvestia. Citing sources in the Ministry of Defense, he announces that after the maneuvers a decision will be made about the future of Uranium-9 systems, i.e. what exactly tasks and in what units of the armed forces will be to perform.
Izvestia reminds us that the first models of these systems appeared in the army in 2019. Later, Russian forces used them in Syria, and after combat testing, Uranus-9 was fine-tuned.
Uranium-9 on the Zapad-21 maneuvers
Uranium-9 are tracked combat vehicles controlled remotely from a distance of several hundred meters. The system consists of four vehicles, a command post and a transport system. The small robot weighs 10-12 tons, is armed with a 2A72 automatic cannon, a PKTM machine gun coupled to the cannon, four Ataka anti-tank missile launchers and Szmiel-M launchers.
200,000 soldiers will take part in the Zapad-2021 maneuvers on 10-16 September. The exercises will be held in the west of Russia and on the training grounds of Belarus near the border with Poland.
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