In a recent post on X (Twitter), Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that the country has conducted tests on 25 robots designed for the military.
“Technology and innovation are the keys to our victory,” Fedorov said, adding that the army of robots “ranges from remote-controlled turrets to kamikaze (suicide) robots.”
future form of war emerges
according to the magazine newsweekUkraine has invested heavily in drone technology, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles targeting Russian assets in the Black Sea.
Experts say the Ukraine war is the source of unprecedented developments in unmanned technology, with new types of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) continuing to emerge and develop.
Newspaper Kyiv post Citing an April 2023 analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an independent research agency based in Washington, it said modern UGVs could perform a range of tasks from direct fire support to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) Are. Defense and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).
Also follow Kyiv postGermany has contracted to provide 14 unmanned vehicles specializing in carrying wounded and clearing roads because “this is the type of work that is done under fire on the battlefield and requires a lot of labor”. Is.”
In early August, Minister Fedorov also announced that Ukraine intends to “extend the scale of experience in the field of drones to other areas of military innovation.”
Russia brings AI-powered robots to war
Meanwhile, Russia has also developed robots that will be used in Ukraine, including the “Marker” combat robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Russian state media said the robots could fight a variety of drones, including “suicide” kamikazes.
The idea behind Russia’s Marker combat robot is to “replace a soldier in dangerous missions and perform tasks more effectively” – Mr Samuel Bendet of the Center for Naval Analysis told the newspaper. newsweek In January this year.
In a post on Telegram on the morning of August 29, Russia said that in the past few hours several fixed-wing drones had attacked the Belgorod areas bordering northeastern Ukraine and Tula, south of Moscow. Air defense forces shot down the approaching drone.
Moscow regularly used Iranian-made Shahid-131 and Shahid-136 suicide drones to attack Ukrainian targets across the country throughout the war.