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    US Trying to ‘Beat’ Russia’s Armata – German Media

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    A company from the United States presented its first remote-controlled drone tanks, an attempt to outdo Russia’s next-generation Armata and win the ‘arms race’.

    The great powers – the US and Russia – have started new arms race, both trying to present each other most advanced defense equipment and new military technologies, Stern magazine wrote.

    As Russia demonstrated its new Armata T-14 battle tank during the Victory Day Parade, the US took every effort to prove that it is keeping up with the time as well.

    Americans released pictures showing a new next generation remote-controlled tank. As in Russia, it is not a full-blown battle tank and not a real armored personnel carrier, but a comparatively compact tracked vehicle.

    The Ripsaw EV-2 is manufactured by Howe and Howe Technologies which specializes in radio-controlled, mainly non-military vehicles. So far, it is a pure development project. Although the tank looks impressive due to its high mobility and other characteristics, it was not specifically designed for the military, Stern wrote.

    The idea behind the project is clear: the drone tank should fight the enemy without putting own soldiers at risk. A similar project was already introduced by Russia a year before.

    The MRK-002-BG-57, nicknamed Wolf 2, makes a significant step towards the creation of a fully automated robot tank. Its electronics should be able to detect and target up to ten objects at the same time, the article said.


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