Poll reveals Russians take pride in country’s symbolsSociety & Culture August 21, 13:15
Press review: Moscow works to cool off US-North Korea spat and Japan eyes peace treatyPress Review August 21, 13:00
Passenger ground effect vehicle seating 100 to be created in Russia in 2020-2022Military & Defense August 21, 12:35
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passportSport August 21, 12:21
St. Petersburg buyer scoops up Yeltsin’s limousine for over $330,000Society & Culture August 21, 12:20
US suspends procedure of issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia as of August 23World August 21, 11:59
Four victims of Surgut stabbing remain in grave conditionWorld August 21, 11:21
Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya ZemlyaSociety & Culture August 21, 9:36
Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priorityWorld August 21, 8:20
MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. In a forthcoming exercise Russia’s strategic nuclear force will start field-testing a mobile robot designed to guard and defend strategic missile facilities, the Defense Ministry’s press-service said.
"What makes the exercise due soon in Russia’s eastern-most division of the strategic missile force so special is the use of the most complex robots for resistance to groups of saboteurs. The exercise will help evaluate the capabilities of the robot system’s fire module to track down and monitor drones," the Defense Ministry said.
The robot is meant "for conducting field reconnaissance, for identification and elimination of stationary and mobile targets, for providing fire support for military units, and for patrolling and protecting of sensitive facilities in combination with automated security systems."
The cutting-edge technology will make it possible to conduct combat operations at night while remaining "disclosure-proof."
The system is capable of eliminating targets in the automatic and semi-automatic mode. It is equipped with optical electronic and radar reconnaissance stations. It boasts such a feature as "differentiated armor protection of the chassis and the combat platform."
Earlier, the Defense Ministry said that participating in the exercise will be the Irkutsk missile unit armed with ground-launched Topol missiles. A total of 4,000 military personnel and about 400 pieces of military equipment will take part.