A New Remote-Controlled Armored Vehicle, Developed in Russia. Watch What It Can Do!

The Tigr-M armored vehicle. <a href=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VPK-233114_Tigr-M.jpg>Photo Credit</a>
The Tigr-M armored vehicle. Photo Credit

A Russian military-industrial company, VPK LLC, has designed a new, remotely controlled vehicle.

The vehicle is a remotely controlled model of the wheeled armored vehicle, the Tigr. The vehicle can not only be controlled remotely by an operator but also has the capability of identifying and tracking its own targets.

The CEO of VPK LLC, Aleksandr Krasovitsky, stated: “A new product will be rolled off the line that we haven’t mentioned before – a special purpose vehicle Tigr equipped with a combat module and a 30-mm automatic gun.”

This machine has been developed in cooperation with our counterparts at the joint stock company 766 UPTK with permission from the Defense Ministry at its own expense.”

The combat module on the new Tigr is identical in all respects to the “Product Uran-9”, which is, according to the TASS Russian News Agency, a robotic attack mechanism.

An added advantage of the new vehicle is its relatively light weight, “We’ve managed to mount a 30-mm gun on a two-axle armored vehicle with a mass of under nine tons. The vehicle can use ordinary roads without any restrictions,” added Krasovtisky.

This new and advanced vehicle is currently undergoing tests runs, and so far its performance is said to be ‘impressive.’

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE