At its training & testing range located outside Zhytomyr, the AAF on a recent day staged a demo of combat UGV projects being developed by companies from Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia and Lviv.
The UGV platforms demonstrated were Roboneers’ Ironclad, Infocom’s Laska 2.0 and Gnom/Dwarf, and Robotics’ RSVK-M Myslyvets/Hunter.
The purpose of the demo was to validate and verify the UGVs’ capabilities stated by developers.
”The best option for the soldiers in the field would be a versatile robotic platform, on which weapon systems could be mounted/dismounted as needed; and which could easily be converted for other tasks,” said AAF Commander, Lieutenant General Yevhen Moisyuk.
In Ukraine, broad operational deployment of unmanned platforms is seen as a key element of the military modernization effort.
Combat capable UGVs are included for procurement into the Government Defense Acquisition Contract 2021.