Armed Ground Robots Could Join the Ukrainian Conflict Next Year

2017/10/11 14:27:49

Photo: The Phantom was designed with input from frontline Ukrainian troops who have been slugging it out against Russian forces.











By Patrick Tucker for Defense One, Oct 10, 2017


At AUSA, officials showed off a robot shaped by the hard lessons of hybrid war.


Ukrainian military leaders and defense industry officials showed off their experimental Phantom robot on Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army show in Washington, D.C. It has an extendable frame that can be outfitted with treads like a tank or with six wheels, and armed with anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers, or machine guns. Currently in testing, the Phantom could be sent into action against Russian-backed forces as early as next year, they said.


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