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Marker Armed Testbed UGV from Russia

Marker Armed Testbed UGV from Russia March 7, 2019

Russian Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI), Russia's equivalent to the US DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) in conjunction with the Android Technology' has started a joint Project called the Marker UGV.

The Marker UGV is designed to be a testbed for new technologies that will interact with special forces to test and mature emerging technologies and concepts of operation.

The vehicle is equipped with a Remote Weapon Station (RWS) and is armed with a Kalashnikov machine gun (MG) with sensors and optics fitted to the front and top of the turret structure, with two anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) mounted opposite the MG.

Marker will have both combat and early warning/ reconnaissance missions. Therefore, it is likely to include various mission systems such as a laser warning system, thermal sensors, day/night infrared cameras, laser rangefinder, target detection, early warning system, identification, and tracking equipment.

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