13 sep 2021 13:32 GMT

The exercises are part of extensive military exercises that are being carried out in Russia and Belarus between September 10 and 16.

The Russian Army has used combat robots in military formations for the first time during a stage of the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Západ-2021.

“During the practical tests of the main stage of Západ-2021 in the Múlino polygon (Nizhny Novgorod region), robots from fire reconnaissance and support Urán-9 and Nérejta “, communicates the Russian Defense Ministry.

The robots Uranus-9 They downed personnel and destroyed simulated enemy war material at a range of up to 5,000 meters using automatic cannons, Ataka anti-tank guided missiles and Shmel flamethrowers.

The He didn’t, equipped with a 12.7 mm machine gun and a 30 mm grenade launcher, were used for reconnaissance and fire support operations, while the Uran-6 light armored vehicles, remotely controlled, opened passages in the minefields detonating the mines that they were on their way.

The tactical laser system Career it detected and suppressed the optical means of reconnaissance and surveillance, installed in armored vehicles and weapons of the enemy.

The Zapad-2021 joint military exercises kicked off on September 10 in an area of ​​more than 2,000 square kilometers in 14 training camps in Russia and Belarus.

In the Zapad-2021 maneuvers some 200,000 personnel, more than 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including more than 290 tanks, more than 240 guns, multiple rocket launcher systems and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

In addition to Russian and Belarusian units, some 2,000 soldiers from friendly and allied countries have also been involved in the exercise.

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