The Russian Defense Ministry officially announces the approval of the production of a second batch of armed uranium-9 robots, a decision that would imply the start of mass production of batches of considerable size and continuously.
The now announced purchase, which will equip various units of the DTPC (Department of Production and Technological Completion) of the Russian Federation, provides for the production of 20 new Uran-9 robots to be added to them of the same type used for Initial validations and a pre-production batch received last January was used to supply various armed forces.
With the arrival of the armed robots, announced by General Sergei Shoigu during a visit to the plant where they are made, no less than 42 will be available, 2 of which are said to be dedicated to particularly intensive testing of some of their elements.
Each of the Uran-9 robotic systems, of which Russia has so far ordered ten units in two batches of five, contains a Kamaz truck that has been converted into a mobile control center from which the movements of up to four vehicles are coordinated and controlled become . The latter are heavily armed robots with a 30-millimeter 2A72 cannon that can fire at a rate of fire of up to 800 rounds per minute and has an effective range of 2 kilometers, an Ataka anti-tank rocket launcher for four 9M120 type 9a weapons and one Shmel thermobric launcher with a capacity of 12 missiles, a variety of systems that allow use in conventional conflicts against all types of vehicles and use in urban environments where some of its weapons can be particularly versatile; Incidentally, his attack power includes a 7.62 mm heavy machine gun.
The design of this armored medium with rail propulsion and the UCGV (Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle) type began in 2015, but it wasn’t until 2019, after it was itself validated in Syria, that it was decided to capitalize on the benefits it can offer bring the troops. that accompanies. Due to its nature, it has no crew members and is controlled remotely, which avoids possible casualties and allows it to be used in very complex scenarios where the risk due to a heavily armed enemy is maximum.
Typically, uranium-9 systems are used at the forefront as another means of detection in the face of hypothetical adversary presence or in such confrontational scenarios where a high risk has been defined for the media used there.
Due to its compact size, good terrain mobility and light armor in the main structure, a certain survival against attacks from weapons such as rocket launchers or missiles is guaranteed. The now known treaty promotes the use of UCGVs with ground troops, a path that other armies want to follow soon. (Octavio Dec Cmara)
Photo: The compact size and good performance of recent tests have led Russia to purchase 42 uranium-9 robotic systems so far. (MD Russia)
The Uran-9 will work alongside other types of armor and capitalize on the remarkable potential of their four anti-tank missiles. (MD Russia)
The Uran-9 have traveled through Syria. Russia has just reported the purchase of a second batch that apparently already involves mass production. (MD Russia)
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