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Russia reinforces robotics

15 June 2018

The Russian Armed Forces are increasing their robotics capabilities, the head of the Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Main Research and Scientific Centre for Robotic Systems (GNIITsR), Colonel Sergey Popov, said at the 3rd Robotisation of the Russian Armed Forces conference held in Moscow on 6 June.

“Recent military hardware robotisation dates back to 2013. The MoD is robotising equipment, which is being delivered to the troops,” he said.

According to Col Popov, the MoD's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are developing at the fastest rate. In 2017 the number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in service with the Russian Armed Forces increased by 10% to about 700 UAS with more than 2,200 UAVs.

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