Unmanned ground vehicles to see combat in Ukraine
Ukrainian officials have announced plans to develop and deploy unmanned ground vehicles in the Ukraine War.
The country will prioritise the creation of unmanned logistics platforms for the evacuation of injured troops and delivery of provisions or ammunition to high-risk conflict areas, according to Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Volodymyr Gavrylov.
Development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) capable of carrying weapon systems would be given secondary priority, Minister Gavrylov said, speaking at a press conference with Ukrainian publisher Industrial Portal.
Such combat-style UGVs could carry automatic grenade launchers, machine guns or anti-tank weapons and be controlled by operators to hit targets from ambushes or from artificial cover.
Development of stationary ground vehicles armed with machine guns or optical stations for defensive purposes will also be considered as a third priority, Minister Gavrylov said. Such systems would be immobile but would be controlled by an operator from a different location.