Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 9
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran will unveil in the near future a combat robot able to carry missiles and machine guns.
Iranian Ground Force Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that the Organization for Jihad and Self-Sufficiency affiliated with the Army's Ground Forces is working on robots which will be able to carry out different tasks, Iran's IRNA news agency reported March 9.
In February, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tested an armed robot during the Prophet Mohammed-9 war games which was held in the Jask region.
The robot was equipped with a 7.62 mm caliber machine gun as well as optical and thermal cameras, allowing operation in night conditions. It is said to have an operational range of 5 to 7 kilometers.
Edited by CN