The Defense Ministry intends to start deploying the Uran-6 unmanned demining systems, a decision in principle has already been made, Izvestia reports with reference to the military department.
According to the Defense Ministry, the Uran-6 complexes will be put into service with individual engineer regiments and brigades, and deliveries will begin this year. The first batch, according to the available information, will receive the 16th engineer regiment of the 20th Guards Army of the Western Military District (ZVO).
On July 10 this year, the press service of the Western Military District announced the arrival of the first Uran-6 mine clearance complex. It will be tested on the basis of the engineer regiment in the Voronezh region and will take part in the training and combat training of sappers.
Uran-6 is supplied with a new platform for transportation, which is a KamAZ equipped with a multi-lift system and a platform for changing trawls. The robotic complex located on the platform in a short time lowers to the ground using a hydraulic drive and also quickly rises. The process takes a maximum of 4 minutes.
The Uran-6 multifunctional robotic demining complex (MRTK) is designed for making passages in minefields, as well as for area demining of territories. Depending on the cleared area, a roller, striker or milling trawl, a dozer blade or a mechanical grapple can be installed on the machine. The weight of the machine on a light tracked platform is about 6 tons. The control is carried out by one operator, who is at a safe distance from the robot (up to 1 km).
The complex was tested in Syria during the clearance of Palmyra, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor. As a result of the "Syrian business trip", the complex was modernized taking into account the comments identified during its operation.