22 June 2024
Russia announced the deployment in Ukraine of the world's first ammunition reloading robot 0

Russia announced the deployment in Ukraine of the world's first ammunition reloading robot 0

(Dan Tri) - Russia says it has deployed the world's first front-line ammunition delivery robot in Ukraine in a context where experts predict the role of unmanned weapons will increase.

(Dan Tri) – Russia says it has deployed the world’s first front-line ammunition delivery robot in Ukraine in a context where experts predict the role of unmanned weapons will increase.

Robot Turtle (Photo: RIA).

Russia has created and deployed a robot named `Turtle` to transport ammunition to troops in combat zones.

Konstantin Bagdasarov, CEO of Russia-based robot development company Argo, told Russian state media RIA Novosti that Turtle was used on the Lugansk front.

`The prototype of the Turtle robot is operating in Lugansk in one of the Russian military units. Its main task is to supply ammunition and food. In particular, the robot can also transport mines for gunners

According to Mr. Bagdasarov, the robot operates on the front lines and can carry a load of 500kg at a distance of up to 5km.

He explained, the robot’s name is Turtle (meaning turtle) because it has a limited speed, maximum 10km/h, because this is a combination designed to support infantry.

Argo is continuing to improve the Turtle to make it more suitable for combat conditions.

The announcement comes days after Russian media posted a video showing an unmanned Russian ground vehicle carrying supplies to frontline troops, while dodging machine attacks.

Sam Bennett, an expert at the US-based Center for Naval Analyses, explains that drones and artillery are posing a danger to front-line logistics, resupply and evacuation operations in Ukraine.

This is why robots are expected to appear more on the front lines to perform tasks that pose a high risk to soldiers’ lives.

Russia previously put into use a combat robot called ‘Marker’, which can automatically identify and attack pre-designated targets.

Additionally, it has been reported that Russia appears to be testing the Zubilo robot on the battlefield in Ukraine.

The Zabilo is capable of withstanding explosive device fragments and artillery, and performs a number of tasks such as distributing ammunition, transporting cargo, evacuating casualties, and even powering radios and UAVs.

The war in Ukraine has become a testing ground for new technology, with autonomous systems becoming increasingly popular.

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