Russia's Uran-9 robot tank reportedly performed horribly in Syria

Business Insider | 7/9/2018 | Daniel Brown
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Russia's new Uran-9 robot tank apparently had a terrible debut in Syria.

The unmanned tank couldn't operate as far away from its controllers as expected, had problems firing its 30mm gun, and couldn't fire while moving.

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The robot tank also could only acquire targets up to about 1.24 miles away, as opposed to four miles as was expected.

Russia's new Uran-9 robot tank apparently had a terrible debut in Syria.

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The unmanned tank couldn't operate as far away from its controllers as expected, had problems firing its 30mm gun, and couldn't fire while moving, amid other problems, according to Popular Mechanics, citing the Defence Blog.

Unveiled in September 2016 and deployed to Syria in May, the Uran-9 is an unmanned tank that was supposed to be capable of operating up to 1.8 miles away from its controller.

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But in Syria, it could only be operated from about 984 to 1,640 feet from its operators around high-rise buildings, the Defence Blog reported, citing reports from the 10th all-Russian scientific conference "Actual problems of protection and security" in St. Petersburg.

The robot tank's controller also...
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