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    Deadlier Than Terminators: WATCH Russia's Unique Robotic Tank in Action

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    The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled a unique video highlighting the battlefield abilities of the one-of-a-kind Uran-9 robotic tank, Zvezda TV channel reported.

    The latest in a long line of military robots made in Russia, the Uran-9 unmanned ground combat vehicle is loaded with a machine gun, a 30mm cannon that fires 350 to 400 rounds per minute, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a battery of supersonic guided missiles.

    The Uran-9 is remotely controlled, so there’s always a human directing the machine. It was developed to provide reconnaissance and fire support to infantry and counter-terror units.

    According to the developers, Uran-9 will not be treated as a weapon system but rather deployed with an infantry unit.

    Fully loaded, the Uran-9 weighs around 10 tons and looks like a small tank.

    It also boasts a cutting-edge laser warning system, target detection, high-tech identification and tracking equipment.

    “Russian developers possess all the expertise they need to create modern military robotics that will be in demand on the international market. This is a fast-growing segment of the arms market, so we will develop and implement a long-term marketing strategy for promoting such pieces of hardware, including as part of integrated security projects,” said Boris Simakin who heads the Analysis and Long-Term Planning Department at Russia’s official arms trader Rosoboronexport.

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