A new batch of 20 Uran-9 unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV) will soon be transferred to OJSC 766 Department of Production and Technological Completion (currently by Kalashnikov Concern) to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This was reported to the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, during a visit to an enterprise where robotic systems for various purposes are being developed and produced. Uran-9 was also used in the large-scale Vostok 2018 drills.
At OJSC 766 DPTC, another batch of five Uran-9 unmanned combat ground vehicle has been produced and is ready for delivery to the Armed Forces. Each complex includes one command post, mounted on the basis of a KamAZ vehicle, and four combat vehicles. Earlier it was reported that in January, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were supplied with five Uran-9 complexes, including 20 combat vehicles, and two more robots separately. The Uran-9 robotic armed vehicle finally entered military service in January 2019. Delivery will be completed shortly.
The Uran-9 is promoted and offered by Rosoboronexport for the international market. The system designed to deliver combined combat, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units with remote reconnaissance and fire support. The armament consists of a 2A72 mod ABM M30-M3 autocannon, Shmel flamethrowers, four ATGMs of the Ataka or other type, also Igla or Strela SAMs, FCS, cam IR sensors, laser rangefinder and other means for detection. The first prototypes of the new product are expected to be released in 2022.
The Uran-9 was first deployed during the Syrian Civil War, though according to a performance report of the 3rd Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the tank functioned poorly, and was unable to perform many of the missions assigned to it. On the other hand, an industry source claimed that “the vehicle has been tested in Syria and demonstrated high performance in an operational environment,” also noting that industry is now working to increase the Uran-9’s range, response time, and data bandwidth