The ground-based drone "Phantom-2" can move on a wheeled or tracked course, can be armed with anti-tank weapons, launcher for grenades, or machine guns, reports the publication.
This weapon can be used against the pro-Russian militants as early as next year.- notes DefenseOne with reference to Ukrainian officials.
The American edition notes that Russia also has a number of ground-based unmanned vehicles, which it can deploy in the conflict zone. But now Russia is using air drones very effectively, which intercept the signals of mobile communication stations in order to broadcast false voice and text messages.
The Russians used ground robots in Syria, including such machines as Platforma-M, Nerekhta, and Uran-9. Information about the use of such machines Russia against Ukraine has not yet been.
The design takes into account more than three years of experience. "Phantom-2" has a microwave connection and can return to the last point if communication with the operator is blocked or difficult. If nothing else works, or the environment for electronic warfare is difficult for wireless control, the robot can be controlled via an 7-kilometer cable, just as 19-th century divers connected a breathing tube to the surface - and this shows how , every step forward can be a step backwards- concludes the edition.