Bahrain to Assess S-300, S-400 at Russia’s Army-2016 Expo – Ambassador


S-400 air defense system

   Bahrain’s Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Abdulrahman Saati said that Bahrain is interested in renewing air defense systems and delegation from Bahrain will assess S-300 and S-400 systems at the Army-2016 expo in Russia.

Bahrain is interested in renewing its air defense systems, and its delegation, headed by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, will assess S-300 and S-400 systems at the Army-2016 expo in Russia, Bahrain’s Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Abdulrahman Saati told Sputnik.

   “We are interested in everything new, in renewing [air defense] systems. However, we do not have information regarding the contracts or acquisitions being made, this is classified military information,” Saati said.

“Overall, we are interested in military products, air defense systems, we came to closely assess them. There is an exhibition here where we can see them, military experts will be able to assess them and their suitability, they’ll be able to see, in particular, these two systems [S-300 and S-400,” he added.

Russia to Showcase Its Latest Combat Robots at Intl Forum Near Moscow

July 4 – During the upcoming Army-2016 International Military-Technical Forum outside Moscow, Russia will showcase its very latest robotic technology. Participants of the Forum will have a unique opportunity to experience an integrated presentation in a dynamic program at the Russian Armed Forces’ Alabino range and Kubunka airfield near Moscow.
The “dynamic” demonstration will show off military robots, all designed and made in Russia, engaging in demining operations and demonstrating their speed and maneuverability in modern warfare.
The list of state-of-the-art robotic systems on display will feature, among others, the Nerechta robot system, the Avtorobot unmanned transporter and the Shershen unmanned aerial vehicle.
Visitors to the static display sector will have a chance to see a prototype of the Kobra-1600 mobile robotic system, which is part of a mobile demining complex adapted for use in cities.
The Army-2016 military-technical show will run from September 6 through 8 at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center of the Defense Ministry’s military-patriotic park in Kubinka.
Russia is working on robotization of its armed forces to develop combat robots able to act independently on the battlefield,
The past few years have seen the advent of a number of track-type battle robotic systems armed with machineguns and anti-tank rocket launchers.
Some of them, such as Platforma-M and Uran, are now being actively tested in the Russian army.

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35 countries confirmed their participation in the II International military and technical forum “ARMY-2016”

Delegations of defence departments of 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the II International military and technical forum “ARMY-2016”.

Heads of military departments and other officials are going to visit the Forum, which is taking place in September 2016 in the Congress and Exhibition Centre (CEC) in the “Patriot” park of the Russian Armed Forces.

Russian Defence Ministry sent official invitations to more than 100 countries.

Foreign companies will also present their products and developments at the “ARMY-2016” Forum. As part of the military and technical forum, three national expositions of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia will be deployed.

At the ARMY-2016 Forum Directorate of military representative offices of the Russian Defence Ministry to confirm high quality of military hardware introduced in the Russian Armed Forces

Directorate of military representative offices of the Russian Defence Ministry is to present exposition demonstrating structure and main tasks of the Directorate, and the history of military quality control system at the II International military and technical forum.

The Directorate is working with companies of defence industrial complex on their participation in expositions of the Forum, where the institute of military representatives is playing key role in organizing cooperation between military control bodies and industrial companies.

International format of the Forum ARMY-2016 and high interest of foreign gusts in Russian military hardware is the evidence of total control of the armament and weapon quality controlled by the Directorate.

The Directorate is to discuss issues of optimization of measure complex connected with raising exploitation and reliability characteristics of the armament.

“Hardware, which is to be demonstrated at the Forum, has been followed by military representatives. That is why it is reliable,” said Chief of Directorate of military representative offices of the Russian Defence Ministry Colonel Oleg Stepanov.

Warriors of Steel: Meet Russia’s Robot Army (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)



Russia is taking the plunge in inventing combat robots. An army of mind-controlled machines, devoid of fear, will be integrated into a unified man-robot command interface to effectively perform tasks in adverse conditions and prevent human losses on the battlefield, the RG newspaper reported.

The Russian Defense Ministry is now putting the finishing touches to the Uran robotic systems.

The Uran-6, a multipurpose demining robot equipped with bulldozer blades and trawls, can find and destroy mines stuffed with up to 60 kg of TNT. It can substitute a bomb squad of 20 and is controlled from a distance of 1 kilometer. The vehicle has approved itself in Palmyra, where Russian specialists defused some 19,000 explosives planted by Daesh.

The Uran-6 robotic system
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The Uran-6 robotic system

Its “companion” is the track-based Uran-14 which is an obstacle-breeching and fire-fighting robot.

As for “heavyweights,” Russian engineers have crafted the one-of-a-kind Uran-9 robotic tank armed with a machine gun, a 30mm cannon that fires 350 to 400 rounds per minute, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a battery of the Ataka supersonic guided missiles. It is equipped with threat detection capabilities, including a laser warning system, as well as target detection, identification and tracking gear.

Then comes the armored Nerechta platform which can serve as a basis for 18 replaceable modules. Depending on the combination, the robot can pull wounded soldiers from the battle field, deliver ammunition or wage combat.

In this video you can see effective teamwork between three vehicles: a helicopter (not captured) provides reconnaissance for a Nerechta-based robotic command center which in its turn controls the “fighter” robot.

The Nerechta is powered by a diesel-electric motor. During reconnaissance missions the diesel segment switches off and the robot crawls silently consuming the energy accumulated in its batteries.

The Platforma-M is a vehicle for reconnaissance, combat and mining-demining operations, delivering loads and acting as a loudspeaker device.

The Strelok is a remotely controlled robot with a machinegun.

Another iron warrior is the MRK-27 — BT storm robot carrying a scary load of armaments: two Schmel (Bumblebee) flamethrowers, a machinegun, two grenade launchers and six smoke grenades. The vehicle is remotely operated from a distance of 200-500 meters.

Robot MRK-27 BT
Robot MRK-27 BT

A robotic version of the Armata tank is also projected.

As for aerial vehicles, Russia has recently flied out a new surveillance drone named Frigate, which is meant for surveillance, search and rescue operations in the Arctic, and started using the Orion reconnaissance UAV. The latter can carry a pay load of up to 660 pounds and travel for at least 24 hours.

Mind Over Matter

Russian military specialists envisage the future combat to be underpinned by the close cooperation between humans and robots. If a soldier sees a target which he cannot eliminate himself, he pushes a button calling for a robot to attack immediately.The principle is, a command center continuously gathers and processes data flowing from both the manpower and robots and derives an optimal action.

In October, Russia introduced the “Unicum” software which endows up to 10 machines with an autonomous ability of self-organization: robots will be able to appropriate duties, select a leader, substitute damaged units, come into advantageous positions, search for targets and strike them in an automatic mode.

Moreover, the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research reported about developing a neuro-interface for controlling vehicles (a quadrocopter, for example) using brain impulses.

The Russian Navy is also working hard on the robotic technologies. It will showcase its achievements during the Army-2016 military forum due to take place near Moscow in early September.