Accelerate Production, Russia's Uran-9 Unmanned Ground Battle Tank Ready for Operation

Accelerate Production, Russia's Uran-9 Unmanned Ground Battle Tank Ready for Operation
Russia's Uran-9 Unmanned Ground Battle Tank

International Military - The unmanned ground combat platform or UGV Uran-9 is a Russian masterpiece. This tank was unveiled by the Russian aerospace manufacturer JSC 766 UPTK in 2016.

The Uran-9 tank is designed to carry out reconnaissance to fire support for infantry troops. Like a battle tank, the Uran-9 is also equipped with various weapons and sensors.

Quoted from Army Technology, this UGV or ground drone has a length of 5.12 m, a width of 2.53 m, a height of 2.5 m, and a weight of about 10 tons. The Uran-9 is equipped with a main gun to attack long range targets. It is a very stable 30 mm 2A72 automatic cannon against both ground and air targets. He can also fire missiles that suit the needs of the mission.

The Uran-9 tank also has missile launchers on each side of the main gun. The missile is targeted to attack enemy tanks which means it is capable of penetrating armor. Army Technology also explained that the missile used was the 9M120-1 Ataka. The missile is capable of hitting targets up to 6 kilometers away and penetrating 800 mm armor thickness behind explosive reactive armor (ERA).

For secondary weapons, the Uran-9 carries a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov PKT/PKTM coaxial machine gun. This lethal rifle is tasked with penetrating lighter armored vehicles. Then, there are 3 93 mm caliber Shmel-M reactive flamethrowers on each side of the main gun. This flamethrower has a maximum range of 1 kilometer. The use of such a flamethrower is usually to scorch the enemy in a shelter or fortification.

And because of the drone concept, the Uran 9 has an automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, it can identify, detect, track and lock targets independently.

Quoted from Defense View, this ground drone can "see" targets as far as 6 kilometers both during the day and at night. In this mode, he can even operate in groups. As for the manual mode, it is controlled by an operator from a place, usually at a command station. Using the remote control, the operator can control the Uran 9 as far as 3 kilometers.

According to some sources, Russia will speed up the production process of this Uran 9. Reportedly, they will build 20 units of this unmanned vehicle to be ready for combat. For Russia, a combat unit like this is the strongest of the strongest. In the future, Russia will put Uran 9 into large-scale combat missions.

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