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Marker Armed Testbed UGV from Russia

Marker Armed Testbed UGV from Russia 7 March, 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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