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Shoigu: serial production of combat robots may begin in 2018

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Serial production of combat robots for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation may begin this year. This was announced by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, answering questions from the participants of the forum "Russia - a country of opportunities."


Shoigu: serial production of combat robots may begin in 2018


One of the forum participants asked the head of the Ministry of Defense whether it is possible that in the near future the role of the soldier in the army will change and the fighting will be conducted by remotely controlled equipment, and the role of man will be reduced to the role of a pilot and coordinator.

Why in the near future? It is being implemented today and is being implemented quite energetically.
- answered Shoigu.

We began to create combat robots, their state and military tests are ending. And I hope that this year we will start mass production.
- told Shoigu.

He also said that work on the creation of robotics for areal clearance has already been completed.

Today, such robots are already mass-produced ... We do not stop working for one day or one hour.
- the minister concluded, reports RIA News.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 23
    +4
    mass production of combat robots may begin in 2018

    Yah ... what
    Today, such robots are already mass-produced ... We do not stop working for one day or one hour.

    Yes nuuuu ... what
    1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 15 March 2018 13: 29
      +3
      In Syria, like Companion lit up.
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 32
        +3
        In Syria, like Companion lit up.

        Handsomely ... smile
        moved out ... shot ... twisted ...
        And what is the combat effectiveness? ... then what
        With the opposition of the enemy, what can he show then? what
        1. cats
          cats 15 March 2018 13: 36
          +2
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          Today, such robots are already mass-produced ... We do not stop working for one day or one hour.
          Yes nuuuu ...

          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          that work has already been completed to create robotics for area clearance.
          yes

          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          And what is the combat effectiveness? ... then
          With the opposition of the enemy, what can he show then?

          You are probably joking, right? wink
          1. Same lech
            Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 38
            0
            You are probably joking, right?

            Imagine ... that you are at the head of an assault group ... and these things got out of the bushes ... your actions ??? what
            1. Sands Careers General
              Sands Careers General 15 March 2018 15: 33
              +3
              Imagine ... that you are at the head of an assault group ... and these things got out of the bushes ... your actions ???


              Any adequate commander will immediately order to lie down and disperse. What stupid questions? And these "things", as you put it, will not ride alone.
            2. CHARM
              CHARM 15 March 2018 19: 02
              +1
              Quote: The same LYOKHA
              Imagine ... that you are at the head of an assault group ... and these things got out of the bushes ... your actions ???

              I think the main threat to such robots is not a fighter with anti-tank systems, but a sniper with armor-piercing bullets. And here the interesting question is, how protected are these robots from sniper fire.
        2. g1v2
          g1v2 16 March 2018 01: 27
          +1
          Now imagine that the assault squad is covered by such a moving point. Which is not so unfortunate to lose and which will replace a pair of machine gunner-grenade thrower. Which is not as large as the BMP and which is much more difficult to recover by conventional means. Can you make such a crumb with RPG 150 meters away? And with the PTRK from a serious distance and on rough terrain?
          Plus, she can stupidly BC and carry the bug. You won’t carry much on yourself, however. Plus, you can evacuate the wounded on it if that. request
          In my opinion, such drones are the future of infantry units and will sooner or later be given to each squad.
          1. okko077
            okko077 16 March 2018 13: 04
            0
            Tell me, great tactician, where in the modern war did you see the assault squad? Can a sick imagination draw a bayonet attack or a psychic one? All armies seek to remove soldiers from the 1st echelon, not get involved in combat contact ... and robots in battle formations do not go, they must go ahead ... and for this the situation around, the situation in the position area must be monitored technical devices, and not soldiers who turn into such corpses of theoreticians into corpses .... And for this you need to be able to create an information field and have modern information devices and information exchange channels with a range of at least eliminating the defeat of the operators that they they manage ... We don’t have all of this yet, and robots can only be used to clean up, mainly to fight terrorists ... And stop raving and inventing fairy tales ... These are useless and even harmful toys in a modern war for us, with our level of application of information technology in the army ... First, create such systems, we are here in full touch ...
      2. okko077
        okko077 16 March 2018 14: 28
        0
        ...could start, or it may not start ... There was material about the presentation of "Companion" to a large group of military specialists and experts. They have more questions about the possibilities and application than the manufacturer of answers ... The main question: "Why do we need it with such characteristics ... Who justifies the application concept, we don’t have it, and there are no orders ... No need to cut "loot" with the help of such useless, so far, for military toys .... The leading role in the development of new weapons and concepts should belong to the General Staff, and we only have bookkeepers like Gerasimov ... They do not set tasks, but simply accept, then what the defense industry gives them, and then they don’t know where to put it, after their glorifications .... The Su-50, T-14, ... did, but they don’t know how to use them effectively and what they need for this ... For these old-timers, these are just new names and patterns, a tribute to fashion ... No more .... Pi_ndosov have, and why no one knows, and then Borisov tells tales .....
  2. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 15 March 2018 13: 27
    +2
    It seems to me that these robots at the current stage are very weak on the battlefield. Is that intelligence against not a large group of delitants. Or like iron meat for shelling. But ordinary planting is cheaper ...
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 29
      0
      these robots at the current stage are very weak on the battlefield.


      The methods for using these robots have not yet been developed ... a new thing ... and completely incomprehensible in military affairs. what
      1. bazzbazz
        bazzbazz 15 March 2018 13: 43
        +2
        Yes, such robots, for example, in urban combat, you can throw capitals with paint and he became blind. Come disassemble for parts. I agree it is not clear what they are for.
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 15 March 2018 13: 46
          +2
          for example, in a city battle, you can throw capitals with paint and he is blind.


          Here I’m talking about the same thing ... if the enemy turns out to be smart and finds a way to neutralize these robots ... why is it asking for money to throw away ... you should first ask those who are directly at the front lines and actually substitute their head for bullets.
          1. Alexey g
            Alexey g 15 March 2018 16: 38
            0
            Quote: bazzbazz
            Yes, such robots, for example, in urban combat, you can throw capitals with paint and he became blind. Come disassemble for parts. I agree it is not clear what they are for.

            With 2-3 holes in the belly from the line of 12,7mm Kord, how many meters will someone be able to run there and throw something there?
      2. Manul
        Manul 15 March 2018 16: 10
        0
        Quote: The same Lech
        these robots at the current stage are very weak on the battlefield.


        The methods for using these robots have not yet been developed ... a new thing ... and completely incomprehensible in military affairs. what

        To identify enemy firing points may well help.
    2. cats
      cats 15 March 2018 13: 41
      +2
      Quote: bazzbazz
      It seems to me that these robots at the current stage are very weak on the battlefield. Is that intelligence against not a large group of delitants. Or like iron meat for shelling. But ordinary planting is cheaper ...

      Anything is better than human meat.
      It’s clear that they’re not perfect, they won’t be able to talk on a halt ..
      I'd rather fight against a man than against such a piece of iron. hi
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 15 March 2018 14: 02
      +1
      Quote: bazzbazz
      Is that intelligence

      With mine clearance, I also agree. But to such a machine went on the attack ... Is that against a group of some criminals armed with pistols.
      1. okko077
        okko077 16 March 2018 13: 07
        0
        The backward, primitive views of dummies that are stuck in the past ....
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 15 March 2018 13: 32
    +4
    And I hope that this year we will begin mass production
    So the tests are coming to an end and recognized as successful at this stage. The army must introduce a new one, the truth about sound conservatism and the "inclusion of the head" should not be forgotten ... The "unmanned" wars are embodied before our eyes ...
  4. astepanov
    astepanov 15 March 2018 13: 52
    +1
    The correct design of the combat robot was described by the old woman Shapoklyak from the famous cartoon:
    "- It's good! It's good that you are green and flat!
    - But why?
    - Very simple! You are lying on the lawn and you are not visible. "
    And in the picture what? Shame to watch. Push - tilt over.
    1. Genry
      Genry 15 March 2018 14: 26
      +3
      Quote: astepanov
      And in the picture what? Shame to watch. Push - tilt over.

      Such an assessment can only be given by a person who has previously been struggling with a bulldozer.
      1. astepanov
        astepanov 15 March 2018 14: 29
        0
        And I do not pretend to. But the opinion about the low stability of the machine and its excessive projection area was expressed by many, including professionally involved, in the corresponding branch.
  5. Bumbarash
    Bumbarash 15 March 2018 14: 11
    +1
    First, in a real battle, encounter them, and then you will give an expert "conclusion".
  6. Tektor
    Tektor 15 March 2018 17: 47
    0
    Light robots, such as Companion, cannot be effective alone. They can be effective only when paired with a tank: the robot must use its mobility and substitute for enemy attacks, revealing its location, and the tank should already work on the opened points. KVM.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 15 March 2018 19: 07
    0
    Do soldiers really begin to appreciate the life?
    It would be time already. True, at the initial stage, it was possible to get by creating remote control systems for standard equipment. Do we still have T-55AMV, T-64 type warehouses in storage facilities?