National Interest Calls Russian “U-9” Tank a Herald of the Future


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

9th February, 2016


Russia is preparing the promotion of multifunctional robotic tank “Uran-9” for world markets, writes the publication The National Interest.

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“The inclusion of the Ataka missiles gives the diminutive robot the capability to engage and destroy the most modern battle tanks from ranges as great as 8,000 meters. The robots are also fitted with an array of sensors—including a laser warning system,” adds The National Interest.

According to experts of “Rosoboronexport”, “U-9” can be used in local military and anti-terrorist operations.

“Russian developers possess all of the required competencies to create modern military robotics that will be in demand on the international market”, — the journal quotes the head of Department of analysis and prospective planning of “Rosoboronexport” Boris Simakin.

The magazine columnist Dave Majumdar noted that the “U-9”, today, has no Western analogues, while the U.S. have been developing unmanned combat vehicles for twenty years.

“The technology is still in its infancy, but the Uran-9 is a herald of things to come.”, — said the expert, stressing that robotic fighting machines in the future can completely replace their predecessors”.

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