Monday, May 13, 2024

Ukraine develops new type of kamikaze robots

Ukrainian military technology cluster, Brave1, has unveiled its latest creation, a ground kamikaze robot known as “Ratel S,” designed to enable precise strikes on enemy targets from a safe distance.

This development has garnered attention not only for its technological prowess but also for its potential impact on modern warfare.

Ratel S, a ground robot developed by Ukrainian engineers, serves as a mobile warhead carrier carrying anti-tank mines or bombs. Its key feature lies in the ability for operators to remotely detonate enemy tanks or fortifications from a secure location, ensuring the safety of military personnel.

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The robotic platform boasts a maximum speed of 24 kilometers per hour and a range of up to 6 kilometers. It can operate continuously for up to 2 hours without requiring recharging. Ratel S has successfully completed field trials and is now in serial production, marking a significant advancement in Ukraine’s defense technology capabilities.

Ratel S, a ground robot developed by Ukrainian engineers, serves as a mobile warhead carrier carrying anti-tank mines or bombs. Its key feature lies in the ability for operators to remotely detonate enemy tanks or fortifications from a secure location, ensuring the safety of military personnel.

The robotic platform boasts a maximum speed of 24 kilometers per hour and a range of up to 6 kilometers. It can operate continuously for up to 2 hours without requiring recharging. Ratel S has successfully completed field trials and is now in serial production, marking a significant advancement in Ukraine’s defense technology capabilities.

The innovation and development of Ratel S are part of the broader efforts of Brave1, a cluster dedicated to advancing military technologies in Ukraine. Collaboratively founded by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, Brave1 is at the forefront of enhancing Ukraine’s military capabilities.

With the introduction of Ratel S, the Ukrainian armed forces have gained an advanced and versatile tool for enhancing their operational efficiency and safeguarding the nation’s security. The ability to remotely engage enemy targets significantly improves the safety and success of military missions, ultimately contributing to Ukraine’s defense readiness in an ever-evolving global security landscape.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

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