The Russian Defense Ministry announced in a statement on September 13 that it had used Ouran-9 and Nerekhta robots for the first time in military exercises in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
While the Zapad-2021 military exercises took place in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, this September 13 at the Moulino polygon in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Moscow announced in a statement that the The army had used for the “first time in the devices of the combined arms defense units” reconnaissance and fire support robots Ouran-9 and Nerekhta.
Combat and mine clearance missions
“The robotic reconnaissance and fire support complexes fought in the devices of the defense units and destroyed personnel as well as conventional enemy armored vehicles at a distance of 3,000 to 5,000 meters using fire. Ataka radio-guided anti-tank missiles installed on a combat module, RPO PDM-A infantry flamethrowers, 30 mm automatic cannons and Kalashnikov PKTM machine guns ”, details the text.
It is also specified that the Nerekhta robot is “equipped with a 12.7 mm Kord machine gun and a 30 mm AG-30M grenade launcher”. “It is designed as a platform for reconnaissance missions, the conduct of fire on enemy positions, the rapid delivery of ammunition and equipment,” we read.
“The Ouran-6 robotic demining complexes have also been used in conjunction with engineering units to open passages in mined obstacles,” the Russian Defense Ministry further relates. This demining robot has the Karier tactical laser system, which can “detect and render inoperative optical equipment for reconnaissance and surveillance of tanks and other armored vehicles and enemy light weapons”, it is further specified.