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Belarus has developed the Bersek UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Belarus` Belspetsvneshtekhnika (BSVT) arms exporter has developed the Berserk unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV). A demonstrator of the UCGV was unveiled at a test range of the 174th Air Force and Air Defense Training Base (Baranovichi, Brest Region) in early October 2018. 

Belarus has developed the Bersek UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle 925 001
Bersek Export variant of the Centaur UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle unveiled in July 2018 during a military parade in Belarus. (Picture source Melanie Rovery (@MelanieRovery) Twitter)

According to BSVT, the Berserk can be manually controlled via a wireless datalink and operate in pre-programmable mode (PPM). The PPM envisions following preprogrammed routes with automatic detection and engagement of hostile objects during 24 hours. An operator can control the ground robot at a distance of up to 5 km. "The vehicle has a cruise speed of 5 km/h in rough terrain," said engineer of BSVT. 

The sensor suite of the UCGV integrates two daylight color cameras and two thermal imagers. "The robot identifies a soldier at a distance of 2 km, a tank at a distance of 6 km and a rotary-wing aircraft at a distance of 10 km," said the source from BSVT.

The Berserk UCGV is armed with two four-barrel 9-A-622 GShG-7.62 7.62 mm medium Rpid-fire machineguns and six Tucha 902V smoke dischargers in two three-cell banks. The GShG-7.62 machinegun is 800 mm long and weighs 18.5 kg. The weapon has a rate of fire of 3,500 or 6,000 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 820-850 m/s and a range of 1,000 m.

In fact, the Berserk is an export-oriented variant of the Kentavr (Centaur) UCGV that was unveiled during the Independence Day parade on July 3, 2018,  in Minsk, Belarus.


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