Russian combat robots open fire during drills

Russia first deployed combat robots Uran-9 and Nerekhta in combat formations at the Zapad-2021 exercises.

“Fire support and reconnaissance robots were first deployed in combat formations at the Mulino range in Nizhny Novgorod province during the Zapad-2021 drills,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement yesterday.

Russian combat robots participate in live ammunition firing at the Mulino range on September 14.  Photo: Russian Defense Force.

Russian combat robots participate in live ammunition firing at the Mulino range on September 14. Photo: BQP Nga.

Uran-9 combat robot participates in firing live ammunition, destroying enemy infantry and armored vehicles from a distance of 3-5 km with Ataka anti-tank missiles, RPO PDM-A thermobaric missiles, automatic cannons of large caliber. 30 mm barrel and PKTM machine gun. Meanwhile, the Nerekhta combat robot equipped with a 12.7 mm machine gun and an AG-30M automatic grenade launcher is responsible for providing fire support for infantry and collecting battlefield intelligence.

A Uran-6 engineer robot was deployed to clear the minefield, assisting the engineer force to pave the way for attacking units.

Russian combat robots open fire during drills

Russian combat robots take part in drills at the Mulino range on September 14. Video: BQP Nga.

Exercise Zapad-2021 took place September 10-16 on 14 fields of Russia and Belarus, with more than 200,000 servicemen, 80 aircraft and helicopters, 290 tanks, 240 artillery, rocket and mortar complexes. with 15 ships participating.

Russia and Belarus held Zapad exercises to test the ability to coordinate activities in solving military security and territorial integrity issues of the Russian Federation – Belarus, and interoperability between the two militaries in the future. repel foreign aggression.

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