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South Korean army plans to adopt a ground-based reconnaissance robot

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South Korea continues to develop robotic equipment to replace conventional soldiers in the military. According to Defense Brief, the South Korean army plans to adopt a ground reconnaissance robot.


The armed forces of South Korea are experiencing a significant shortage of personnel due to the rapid decline in the country's population and the lack of a sufficient number of people willing to serve. In this regard, back in 2018, it was announced the adoption of a program to replace some of the military personnel with robotic systems. By 2024, the Ministry of Defense of the republic, within the framework of this program, will begin the formation of mixed units, consisting of both military personnel and robots.

The program adopted by the South Korean military provides for the creation of air, land and sea versions of robots, i.e. for all types of armed forces. The new robot, which is already under development, will be designed to conduct ground reconnaissance, as well as actions as part of infantry units.

At the moment, the Intelligent UGV robot is at the stage of creating a prototype, which should appear by July this year. According to the developers, the Intelligent UGV is equipped with a machine gun and can carry a load of up to 500 kg. The equipment may vary depending on the tasks being performed. Control is carried out by the operator remotely or the robot moves autonomously. In case of loss of communication with the operator, it is able to independently move along a predetermined route, avoiding obstacles.

The South Korean Ministry of Defense plans that a prototype Intelligent UGV will take part in the first exercises of experimental mixed units, which will be held this summer.
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Hanwha defense
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 11: 06
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    Knowing the love of Koreans for various electronic pribludes, often meaningless, I am surprised that they have been calving for so long! laughing
  2. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 28 2021 11: 08
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    Well, the usual average robotic complex. These are the very ones who can go to the army. Wunderwales are unnecessary.

  3. prior
    prior April 28 2021 11: 12
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    Well, what kind of robot is this, this is a remote-controlled machine gun on wheels,
    target is no different from others.
    1. pytar
      pytar April 28 2021 12: 08
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      Well, what kind of robot is this, this is a remote-controlled machine gun on wheels,

      The articles are clearly written:
      Control is carried out by the operator remotely or the robot moves autonomously. In case of loss of communication with the operator, it is able to independently move along a predetermined route, avoiding obstacles.

      target is no different from others.

      The difference between a robot machine gun and a machine gunner as targets is sooo big!
      When the first is defeated, iron fly, and when it hits the second, bones and blood ... The new robot will be stamped at the factory, but that machine gunner, in the XNUMXth, will be recorded.
      1. prior
        prior April 28 2021 12: 20
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        Thank you bro. He opened America to me.
        Only now, when this robot appears on the battlefield, the plant for its production will no longer exist, and possibly the country where this plant was located. bully
        1. pytar
          pytar April 28 2021 14: 37
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          Thank you bro. He opened America to me.

          Vlad, I'll open a little more ... wink
          Only now, when this robot appears on the battlefield, the plant for its production will no longer exist, and possibly the country where this plant was located.

          With the grave mess, neither human biomaterial will remain, nor factories. The stones will lurk ... Although iron still has a better chance of healing, until its batteries run out.
          But in local conflicts, which are almost 100% of all, these robots will even come in handy! The losses in manpower of armies with such equipment are sharply reduced! Therefore, the robotic will be created in large quantities! Military science is entering a new stage of development! hi
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. April 28 2021 11: 14
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    A good thing where there is no need to risk people's lives.
    The truth is embarrassing that such a thing can, if communication is lost, lead the enemy straight to the operator ... take him lukewarm.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 28 2021 11: 19
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    The armed forces of South Korea are experiencing a significant shortage of personnel due to the rapid decline in the country's population and the lack of a sufficient number of people willing to serve.
    More and this! Robotization / automation is already rushing in the army, and the lack of human resources directly spurs this process.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 28 2021 11: 35
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    creation of robotic means that should replace ordinary soldiers in the troops
    He is ready to replace many soldiers if he himself needs an operator and those personnel for maintenance? Are there no attacks on command posts? So far, you can't go anywhere without a l / s, and in the near future, too.
  7. Kaw
    Kaw April 28 2021 15: 45
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    due to the rapid decline in the country's population and the lack of a sufficient number of people willing to serve. In this regard, back in 2018, it was announced the adoption of a program to replace some of the military personnel with robotic systems.

    In fact, people will control these robots. The difference is that these people will be sitting in a safe place at the console, and not climbing on the front lines under enemy fire.
  8. Basarev
    Basarev April 29 2021 12: 29
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    Koreans have strong electronics, they can handle it.