Russia has ambitions for military robotics

In its mission to modernize its military, the Russian government plans to have unmanned vehicles and robots be a large part of its forces in the future.

In its mission to modernize its military, the Russian government plans to have unmanned vehicles and robots be a large part of its forces in the future. With ambitious projects in development, Russia intends to make everything from unmanned vehicles to fully autonomous artificial intelligence integral parts of its armed forces. For almost two decades, weaponized unmanned vehicles have mostly been used in the air. Drones like the MQ-1 Predator, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and countless other variants from many countries have been conducting surveillance from the skies and dropping ordnance on targets. Russia, however, seems determined to bring UGVs to the battlefield.

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