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Russia's new platform Soratnik at Army 2016

Russia's new platform Soratnik at Army 2016 September 12, 2016

Russia's Kalashnikov Group unveiled an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), designated as BAS-01G BM Soratnik, at the Army 2016 defence exhibition in Moscow. The innovative platform is intended for combat reconnaissance, fire support for soldiers on the battlefield, mine clearance, logistics operations, and patrolling. The vehicle has an operational range of 400 km, a maximum road speed of 40 km/h, and can be remote-controlled out to a distance of 10 km as well as autonomously operated. Soratnik has been armed with the latest 40 mm 6G27 Balkan AGL and can be fitted with a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov PKT/PKTM or 12.7 mm 6P49 Kord heavy machine gun, or a 30 mm AG-17A Plamya (Flame) automatic grenade launcher (AGL). 

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