Thursday, July 16, 2020

BAE systems criticizes Russian modern unmanned ground vehicle


British Army awards first contract to WFEL for Boxer armoured vehicles

The first official sub-contract for a UK company involved in the production of the MoD’s new Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles programme, has been awarded...

Russian military helicopters spotted along Armenian-Turkish border

Russian military helicopters were spotted flying close to the border between Armenia and Turkey right after Turkish foreign minister strongly condemned a deadly Armenian...

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone

Russian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s...

Russia develops new light air-transportable armored vehicle

Russia’s Military Industrial Company has unveiled the new state-of-the-art family of armored vehicles can carry out a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance, command...

Several Russian soldiers wounded in car bombing in Syria

Several Russian soldiers were wounded Tuesday in a car bombing in northeastern Syria, according to Bild’s foreign policy editor Julian Röpcke. "Massive car bomb attack...

Britain’s biggest defense company BAE Systems has released interesting reports about unmanned ground vehicles and autonomous systems, reported analyst Abraxas Spa at his Twitter account.

According to BAE Systems, modern Russia’s combat drone has serious disadvantages. The report contains an analysis of the Russian unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) Uran-9 and stressed that it is not able to perform the assigned tasks in the classical types of combat operations.

Also noted that the Uran-9 combat UGV is unreliable, thermal and electro-optical sensors proved incapable of spotting enemies beyond 1.25 miles. Sensors and the weapons they guided were useless while the Uran-9 was moving due to a lack of stabilization and when fire commands were issued, there were significant delays.

- Advertisement -

Furthermore, Senior Research Officer Andrei Anisimov told a conference at the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg that the Uran-9’s performance in Syria revealed that “modern Russian combat Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are not able to perform the assigned tasks in the classical types of combat operations.” He concluded it would be ten to fifteen more years before UGVs were ready for such complex tasks.

The Uran-9 is designed to conduct remote reconnaissance and provide fire support for all-arms, reconnaissance and anti-terror units. The vehicle comprises two reconnaissance and fire support robots, a prime mover for their transportation and a mobile control post.

The reconnaissance and fire support robots are armed with a 2A72 30mm automatic gun with a 7.62 coaxial machinegun and Ataka anti-tank guided missiles. The vehicle’s armament may vary, depending on the customer’s requirements.

The robots are equipped with a laser radiation warning system and equipment designed to detect, identify and track targets.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor


Related News

AM General receives $44 million for Humvee diesel engines

The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime has contracted AM General for High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle diesel engines with containers. The contract, announced...

Amphib USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire at Naval Base San Diego

Several sailors are injured after the Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) caught fire at Naval Base San Diego. The San Diego Fire Department said on...

U.S. State Dept. given green light for Japan to buy more F-35 fighters

The U.S. State Department has given the green light for Japan to buy F-35A Conventional Take­Off and Landing (CTOL) and F-35B Short Take-Off and...

New details about U.S. Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle revealed

Last month, the U.S. Department of Defense and GM Defense LLC announced an agreement worth about $214,3 million to build, field and sustain the...