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Uran-6 Robot Operationally Deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian sapper operating a Uran-6 robotic mine clearance vehicle in Nagorno-Karabakh [ ©Russian Federation MoD]
The multifunctional Uran-6 robot has been used for the first time by Russian International Mine Action Centre sappers in Nagorno-Karabakh.


Russian MoD Press Release, 05 December 2020: [auto-translated] Servicemen of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Ministry of Defence continue to work on engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. For the first time, a multifunctional Uran-6 robotic vehicle was involved in demining the area from unexploded ordnance and explosive objects, with the help of which about 8 hectares of terrain in the area of the Khojaly settlement were examined.

The use of remotely controlled robotic systems makes it possible to increase the area of demined areas, ensuring the safety of personnel during demining. The operator can control the vehicle at a distance of up to 800 metres (the device has 4 high-definition video cameras that provide an all-round view). In the course of operation of the Uran-6 vehicle, the ammunition in the ground is neutralised as a result of activation or physical destruction.

In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10 this year, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh have been declared. Russian peacekeepers ensure the safe return of citizens to their places of permanent residence, provide humanitarian assistance, and restore civilian and engineering infrastructure.

With the assistance of Russian peacekeepers in the areas affected by the war, the restoration of vital engineering communications continues. Over the past day, four supports and 1600m of power transmission lines, 1 km of a gas pipeline, 2200m of communication lines and two transformer substations have been restored.

Source: Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation MoD

The Russian Uran-6 is a Technology Transfer derivative of the MV-4s mine-clearance robot manufactured by DOK-ING of Zagreb – seen here in US Army service as the M160 Anti-Personnel Mine Clearing System
[©Bob Morrison]

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