Russian military is using Uran-6 mine clearance robot systems in the Syrian city of Palmyra TASS 33103162

Conflict in Syria
 
Russian military is using Uran-6 mine clearance robot systems in the Syrian city of Palmyra
The Russian military is using Uran-6 robotic systems on its mine clearance operation in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office has told journalists in a briefing. "The combat engineer detachment [deployed to Syria] includes a canine element with dogs trained to sniff out high explosives. Advanced Uran-6 robotic systems will be used during the demining," the press office said.
     
     

They added that the troops with the international combined demining center had been briefed and been given practical training in the Moscow Region prior to their departure from Chkalovsky AFB to Khmeimim air base.

The Defense Ministry emphasized that the demining detachment has been furnished with the cutting-edge mine clearance and protective gear, self-contained power supply units, kitchen trucks and containers and tents for accommodation.

As was reported in the press, two teams of Russian explosive ordnance disposal experts deployed to Syria on March 29 and 30 respectively.

A military-diplomatic source had told TASS previously that about 100 troops furnished with robots would go on the operation. According to him, the mine lifting itself will take several months at the least. The EOD troops are to clear mines from both the historic part of Palmyra and its residential areas, and its outskirts as well.
     
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