OREANDA-NEWS  "Rostec has been working on the robotization and automation of various tracked and wheeled combat vehicles for a long time. Moreover, we are applying the same principle - we are equipping already existing serial vehicles with a set of robotization equipment, which significantly reduces costs and makes the project promising for the Russian army," Artyakov said.

The deputy CEO noted that a combat robot has been created based on Russia's infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3 with a combat module Sinitsa. The new vehicle is capable of driving and firing at targets without a crew, as the roles of the driver and shooter are robotized. A sample robot will be demonstrated at the 8th international military-technical forum Army-2022, which will take place at several venues in the Moscow Region from August 15-21.

Given the distinctive features of the vehicle, it can be used in the most dangerous areas. For example, the robot system can fight in a complex urban area or lead a combat column, or be used for fire support of motorized infantry units, Artyakov said.A representative of All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute Signal told Sputnik earlier that the robotization is carried out by installing electric drives on human-operated controls. Thus, an armored vehicle can be used as both a manned or unmanned combat machine.