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    Russia has revealed a new concept whereby a multicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been adapted to the anti-tank role with the fitting of cameras and a shoulder-launched rocket system. The concept, which was demonstrated in a video of the Russian Armed Forces Robotics conference near Moscow,

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  • Russia showcases anti-tank multicopter concept

    Russia has revealed a new concept whereby a multicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been adapted to the anti-tank role with the fitting of cameras and a shoulder-launched rocket system. The concept, which was demonstrated in a video of the Russian Armed Forces Robotics conference near Moscow,

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