Russian army takes delivery of new batch of 20 Uran-9 tracked armed UGVs

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced the delivery of a new batch of 20 Uran-9 tracked unmanned combat ground vehicles (UGV) to the Russian armed forces. The robotic tracked vehicle is produced by the 766th Production and Technological Enterprise based in Nakhabino, near Moscow.
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Uran-9 armed tracked armored Unmanned Ground Vehicle. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Citing Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei, Russian armed forces will continue to work on expanding the family of military robotic systems. Russia’s defense chief inspected the fulfillment of the defense procurement plan at the 766th Production and Technological Enterprise that develops and manufactures robotic vehicles including Uran-6, Uran-14 unmanned demining vehicles and Uran-9 armed UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle).

"We intend to continue expanding the range of robots, which are undoubtedly needed in the troops already today. These vehicles are expected to comprise heavy [mine-clearance] robots and all that relates to further developing reconnoitering systems, radiation and chemical surveillance robots and surface and underwater robots," he added.

Previously, Russian MoD (Ministry of Defense) has announced the delivery of a first batch of 20 Uran-9 armed UGVs.

The Uran-9 is an armed tracked Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle that was unveiled in September 2016 by the Russian Defense company JSC 766 UPTK during the Army-2016 International Miltary-Technical Forum and Exhibition held near Moscow in Russia. The Uran-9 unmanned armed robotic system has completed acceptance trials in 2020.

The Uran-9 is especially designed to deliver combined combat, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units with remote reconnaissance and fire support. The Uran-9 can be used full autonomously on a predefined road or manually operated by one man from a truck control station or via a small backpack control station.

The Uran-9 is armed with a 30mm Shipunov 2A72 automatic cannon, four ready-to-launch 9M120-1 Ataka (NATO reporting name: Spiral-2) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), six ready-to-launch Shmel-M reactive flamethrowers. and a 7.62mm Kalashnikov PKT/PKTM coaxial machine gun mounted to the left side of the main armament. The Uran-9 can be also armed with four Igla surface-to-air missiles. There is two Ataka missile launchers and three Shmel-M on each side of the turret.