Machine-gun wielding battle robots are going to be tested in Russia’s Astrakhan region for use by the country’s Strategic Missile Forces, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.
Major Dmitry Andreyev, a representative for the Defense Ministry’s Strategic Missile Forces, was cited as saying that preparation for the testing is currently in its final stage.
The trials will be focused on “exploring mobile and stationary robotic systems, including those that are responsible for the formulation of remote-controlled means of stealth technology and signaling,” Andreyev said.
The testing is part of an initiative to deploy robots to protect the Defense Ministry’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites by 2020, a plan announced by Andreyev last summer.
Full article: Russian Battle Robots Near Testing for Military Use (The Moscow Times)