Kalashnikov launches OCD for the new Companion Robotics Complex

Kalashnikov launches OCD for the new Companion Robotics Complex

In Russia, development work is underway to create a new robotic complex "Companion". This follows from the public procurement materials posted on the website.


According to the documents, the development of the new complex is being carried out by the Kalashnikov Concern 766th Production and Technological Equipment Management. In total, within the framework of this ROC, work is planned in six areas: the creation of a combat vehicle, a power plant (engine), a technical vision system, an optical-location station, etc. Work must be completed by December 31, 2020.

It is emphasized that the new "Companion" robotic complex has nothing to do with the previously developed Kalashnikov combat robot of the same name.

Army General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, announced the work being carried out within the ROC to create new robotic systems at the end of an expanded board of the Ministry of Defense, held at the end of December last year.

According to the general, the creation of the heavy and middle class robotic systems "Sturm" and "Companion" is at the stage of experimental design work. OCD agreed with the Ministry of Defense, previously companies involved in this topic conducted work on an initiative basis.

Since the projects are new, there is little information about them in the public domain. It is known that on the basis of the Companion project a whole family of robots will be created in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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  1. rocket757 April 14 2020 15: 24 New
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    It is clear that infantry and assault units require a mobile complex of reconnaissance and enhanced firepower !!!
    A boom is waiting for new terminators on the battlefield.
    1. unaha April 14 2020 15: 34 New
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      The terminators are still far away. So far, only remotely controlled platforms have been observed. In boston dynamics, judging by the videos, the algorithms for independent behavior are already well developed.
      1. rocket757 April 14 2020 15: 50 New
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        Excessive independence is fraught with unpredictable consequences.
        There is still a recognition system, friend or foe, will have to be hung on the forehead of each soldier! Yes, and other troubles locks, prohibitions, in the car, in the control program, embed! It is unlikely that this problem will be solved right tomorrow ... it takes time and many, many, new design developments.
        Over time, everything will be decided, but for now, as they can right now.
        1. unaha April 14 2020 15: 56 New
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          Definitely. I don’t even know who decides to be the first to give the right to the car to decide on a general strike (narrow niches, such as security ones in a local area, are probably not far away).
          1. rocket757 April 14 2020 16: 04 New
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            Automated weapons in local areas ... this is shown in the movies, and in kind is used, to a limited extent, of course.
            1. neri73-r April 14 2020 20: 32 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              Automated weapons in local areas ... this is shown in the movies, and in kind is used, to a limited extent, of course.

              The guards of the Strategic Missile Forces, it seems, watched some kind of docfilm.
              1. Pete mitchell April 14 2020 21: 59 New
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                Quote: neri73-r
                Guards of the Strategic Missile Forces, sort of ...
                Moreover, for quite some time ... and without a movie
          2. Pete mitchell April 14 2020 21: 55 New
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            Quote: unaha
            I don’t even know who decides to be the first to give the car the right to decide on its own for a destruction strike ...

            You're kidding: guess three times? Let me tell you - they applied independent decision cars a few years ago in Africa ....
            Taki wildly apologize - anyone really expected that they, we will not point a finger to the west, respect Geneva Convention request
        2. Grandfather April 14 2020 17: 08 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          There’s another identification system, friend or foe, you’ll have to hang on the forehead of every soldier!

          and woe to the lost marker ...
          1. rocket757 April 14 2020 17: 28 New
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            They will sew in / mount into the subcortex! If lost, then with your head!
      2. Sasha Minakov April 14 2020 18: 13 New
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        How is Alice? or even better?)
    2. Mastodon April 14 2020 16: 09 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      A boom is waiting for new terminators on the battlefield.

      It’s not for nothing that Kalashnikov was united into a concern, a name known all over the world and products must comply with this Reliability, simplicity, firepower ..!
      Although this is not all new, but it’s its own !!! And there we look at the tests in combat conditions, but there are tests where .. soldier
      Not for parades create!
      1. unaha April 14 2020 16: 37 New
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        “And there we look at the tests in combat conditions, but there are tests, where” - maybe it’s better not to? Or if you still have to, then at least you should not rejoice ...
      2. rocket757 April 14 2020 17: 32 New
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        All the same, the use of such funds will be strictly regulated, like other similar killer.
        A soulless car is a killer, it is a dream of some, very abnormal ... however, such things were created from humanoid more than once!
    3. VO3A April 14 2020 19: 02 New
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      Infantry and assault units they are not used in modern warfare ... They can be used in anti-terrorist operations or against partisans ... It’s not delving into the fact that infantry has long ceased to exist ...
      Robots in ground combat formations, together with people, as in the photo, are not used, they only interfere ... Robots are used instead of people ... And even then, in the third tier of modern military operations ... You, like Kalashnikov’s concern , very primitive views on modern warfare ...
      1. rocket757 April 14 2020 19: 47 New
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        Where did you find the modern war now ... continuous counter-Barmalean events, as all politicians prefer to express themselves.
        Then, as you do not call mother infantry, she still does everything on foot, run, crawl, somersault, and jumps. They, there, on the battlefield, put the correct terms from the definition at all.
        Quote: VO3A
        Robots in ground battle formations along with people, as in the photo, are not used, they only interfere ... Robots are used instead of people ...

        As in the photo, this is the problem of the photographer or the one who arranged such a production ... I pointed out that it’s good / desirable to have robotic, mobile reconnaissance and fire support facilities, AND EVERYTHING! What are you fantasizing about yourself, yourself, yourself ....
        1. VO3A April 14 2020 19: 58 New
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          Where did you find the modern war now ... continuous counter-Barmalean events, as all politicians prefer to express themselves.

          In Syria, our army has the opportunity to wage a modern war, and even in simplified conditions. This can be argued, because we do not have the so-called ground component ... But we failed miserably with this simplified exam ... And the timing of our stay and the nature of the development of events there confirm this ... There are results, but, from the point of view achievements in the military field is rather the other way around ... Tales of the implementation of some achievements .... and experience, too, are touched ... As fighting in the old way, you can find something advanced .. Experience in organizing military operations has been gained. The experience of using new military equipment in the conditions of old methods of warfare? !!! And to whom and why is the latter needed ?!
          1. rocket757 April 14 2020 20: 51 New
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            In Syria, politicians "play" ... Our military "wipes" what they can, with varying degrees of + on -!
            I don’t give any ratings, because it won’t work out without peculiar, volatile expressions ... and I’ve already done it more than once.
  2. Vladimir_2U April 14 2020 15: 51 New
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    Maybe the "Companion" will be normally armored, and not like these "egg shells armed with hammers."
    1. Mastodon April 14 2020 16: 12 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Maybe the "Companion" will be normally armored,

      On tests in a combat situation, everything will be clarified and corrected ...
  3. Alexfly April 14 2020 16: 22 New
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    More like a "counterterrorism" machine. It would not be easier to make a good BMP, protected from mines and ATGM grenades ...
    1. Vadim237 April 14 2020 16: 47 New
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      Already done is called T 15.
      1. Grandfather April 14 2020 17: 09 New
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        Quote: Vadim237
        Already done is called T 15.

        Well, how did .. so a few pieces.
      2. Alexfly April 14 2020 17: 37 New
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        So where? It's like with AK-12, they did it, showed it, twisted it in their hands and put it into production AK-74 with "tuning" from the M-4. Laughter, and only ..
    2. English tarantas April 14 2020 17: 22 New
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      And this is not a machine with weapons BMP, and protection of the same level?
  4. Doccor18 April 14 2020 17: 04 New
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    I look at the photo at the beginning of the article and here is the thought that arose. Infantrymen are following the robocomplex. I remembered how the infantrymen were following the T-34, how the infantrymen were sitting on the BTR-70.
    I want the soldier to be well protected on the battlefield. He didn’t go after the equipment, but sat in it. And he went out for a short time as necessary.
    1. VO3A April 14 2020 19: 20 New
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      I want the soldier to be well protected on the battlefield. He didn’t go after the equipment, but sat in it. And he went out for a short time as necessary.

      In modern warfare there should not be soldier on the battlefield. Yes, and battlefieldas such ... There is a positional area of ​​warfare and so on ....
  5. Maks1995 April 14 2020 17: 51 New
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    uh ... And what about the previous developments?

    The last 5 years have only boasted of different types of such robots! And about the release somehow all by ....
    1. SovAr238A April 14 2020 21: 10 New
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      Quote: Max1995
      uh ... And what about the previous developments?

      The last 5 years have only boasted of different types of such robots! And about the release somehow all by ....

      Syria has shown that all of our military-industrial complex must be thrown onto the battlefield - so that they would know what the battlefield really is. And start with the chief designers ...
      And then our main designers turned to some kind of sky-bearing bons ...
      Separated from the realities of life ...
  6. SovAr238A April 14 2020 21: 07 New
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    And where did Uranus "having no analogues in the world" go?
    1. Peter is not the first April 14 2020 22: 55 New
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      It's like with the Tu-22 and Tu-22M ..., well, it didn’t work out the first time, “Uranus” and “Companion 1” will do better “Companion 2”.
      1. SovAr238A April 15 2020 07: 14 New
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        Quote: Peter is not the first
        It's like with the Tu-22 and Tu-22M ..., well, it didn’t work out the first time, “Uranus” and “Companion 1” will do better “Companion 2”.


        Do you understand ...
        Aircraft design decisions and production technologies are very important.
        An airplane can be made an iron first and then redone ...

        In terms of robots, everything is much different.
        That, first of all, the application concept, interaction interface and software are being worked out.
        And the used software can then be transferred to a wide variety of media.
        And what kind of carrier, wedge heel, tank, buggy, iron or mastodon is - it is much more secondary. It does not depend on the shape of the "body".

        Our Russian mistakes in robots are the lack of experience in designing robotics, programming huge expert systems and BigDate databases.
        and much more.
  7. Protos April 15 2020 10: 09 New
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    Quote: SovAr238A
    And where did Uranus "having no analogues in the world" go?

    And he just works there, and not one ...

    Palmyra