Russia develops robotized transport to carry infantrymen in battle 51202164

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Russia develops robotized transport to carry infantrymen in battle
The Avrora Design Bureau in the Russian city of Ryazan developed the Mars A-800 versatile unmanned transport platform designed to carry infantrymen on the battlefield. It has been unveiled at a Russian Defense Ministry-sponsored conference on robotics recently.
     
The Avrora Design Bureau in the Russian city of Ryazan developed the Mars A-800 versatile unmanned transport platform designed to carry infantrymen on the battlefield. It has been unveiled at a Russian Defense Ministry-sponsored conference on robotics recently. The Mars A-800 versatile unmanned transport platform (Photo Tass)
     
The Mars A-800 platform is designed, in the first place, to accompany infantrymen in combat and carry cargo as well as to resupply units. It can carry six troops in full battle rattle.

The vehicle weighs 950 kg and features a high carrying capacity - 500 kg. Its maximum speed is 35 km/h. The platform can swim at 5 km/h. the Mars A-800 can operate in ambient temperature of -40°C to +40°C. It is remotely controlled via a radio channel by a single operator.

The vehicle can operate in four modes. The Follow Me mode implies the platform’s automatic following of an active beacon attached to the operator’s uniform. In the Track mode, the Mars A-800 follows a route with the waypoints programmed by the operator in its map. The Cyclic Visit mode implies continuous following of a preset route. The operator also can directly control the vehicle in the Remote Control mode.

According to the Avrora Design Bureau, two advanced technologies - operation as a group and parachute drop - are integrated with the Mars A-800.
     
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