Recent military exercises near Kaliningrad saw the introduction of the Platform-M combat robot. The sophisticated new fighting platform is to be used for gathering intelligence, discovering and eliminating stationary and mobile targets, providing firepower support and guarding important sites.
For the first time, Russia’s armed forces have conducted war games with the participation of new Platform-M combat robots. In the course of the exercises by the Baltic Fleet, which took place in mid-June near Kaliningrad, the robotic combat platforms, armed with grenade launchers and Kalashnikov rifles, saw their first action, executing their military missions alongside their live colleagues. The dry runs coincided with the multinational Saber Strike 2014 and Baltops 2014 exercises being carried out by NATO in the same area. Continue reading