In this vein, it is worth mentioning the Uran-9 robotic system, a tracked unmanned combat ground vehicle which is being developed and produced by the state-run Russian corporation Rostec for the international market.
The Uran-9 is designed to provide remote reconnaissance and fire support for deployed units, with the goal of reducing troop casualties during counter-terror operations in urban environments. The system includes two recon and fire support robots, a mobile control post, and a tractor to provide transportation.
The armament consists of a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, and Ataka anti-tank guided missiles. The Uran-9 is also equipped with threat detection capabilities, including a laser warning system, as well as target detection, identification and tracking gear.
Also of particular interest is the Uran-6, a multipurpose demining robot which is powerful enough to replace 20 sappers. It can be remotely operated from a safe distance of about one kilometer.
During last year's military expo in the town of Nizhny Tagil in Russia's Ural Mountains, the organizers unveiled a wide array of futuristic robots, such as an unmanned reconnaissance helicopter and a tracked robotic system armed with missiles and machine guns.