UMEX 2020: Belarus Company BSVT presents Bersek combat robot
Belarus Company BSVT presents the Berserk UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 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 Bersek autonomous combat robot (Picture source BSVT)
According to Belarus Company 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.
The Bersek UGV is able to destroy ground targets as well as aerial targets flying at the speed of 300 km/h at ranges up to 1,000 meters.