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Watch the Soratnik and Nerehkta robots as they take part in combat tests.
By Mikhail Nekrasov

Russia's Ministry of Defence

Robots are regularly used by Russia's Armed Forces. The video released by the Russian Ministry of Defence shows combat tests of the Soratnik and Nerekhta military robots.

Soratnik (comrade in English) is a 7-tonne robot tank developed to support infantry in action, as well as for patrolling and guarding an area.

It has a road speed of 40 km/h and can be operated remotely at a range of up to 9.6 km. It can also operate independently with varying degrees of autonomy.

The tracked chassis robot can be fitted with light firearms. In its basic version, it has an AK-74M assault rifle and a Dragunov sniper rifle.

The Nerekhta military robot is built around a light armored rubber-track platform armed with an explosives-packed container.

It is over one meter long and weighs 300 kg. The robot can haul hundreds of kilos of high explosives at 11 km/h in a silent mode.

Before it goes into combat a map of the battlefield with the coordinates of the designated targets is downloaded to its onboard computer.

Operators need just to push a button clicking the number of the downloaded targets and leave the rest to this powerful miniature tank.

Video provided by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

11 January 2017
Tags: russian armed forces, robot, defence, video

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