Ukraine Announces Plans to Use Armed Ground Robots

Published by , October 16, 2017 12:18 pm

(BigThink)  Ukrainian officials indicate they are planning to use armed ground robots in their conflict against Russian-backed forces next year. While armed unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, have been used for some time, fighting with armed ground robots has not been a common feature of warfare.
On October 9th, Ukrainian military and defense leaders demonstrated the robot that could see action first, the experimental Phantom, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. It can have treads like a tank or six wheels and be armed with anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers or machine guns.

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