Russia unveils killer robots that can seek and shoot humans from more than FOUR miles away.
Russia unveils killer robots that can seek and shoot humans from more than FOUR miles away
New devices were designed for deployment on the Russian border
They can accurately neutralise threats long before they reach Russian soil
Key technology includes radar, thermal imaging, and long-range HD video
Russian engineers claim that the robots are constantly being upgraded
By Harry Pettit For Mailonline
Published: 13:05 EST, 11 November 2016
A new pair of Russian robots has been developed that can track and attack humans from more than four miles away.
The devices are designed for use on the Russian border, and claim to accurately detect and attack ground and aerial threats long before they reach Russian soil.
Key technology at the robots’ disposal include radar, HD and thermal video imaging, and multiple long-range grenade launchers.
The first of the two new robots will act as a pair of scrupulous eyes for Russian border guards.
The ‘Flight’ robot is armed with an array of state-of-the-art surveillance tools to spot potential intruders, such as low-flying drones and other vehicles, from over six miles away.
Russian engineers claim it could be used to pick out targets for long-range explosive weaponry.
But the impressive device will mostly be used for general surveillance.
The Flight robot can not only monitor the precise location of incoming drones, but also find information on their origin and even track the arc of their movement through the sky.
It will help Russian authorities catch out the increasing numbers of surveillance flights made into Russian airspace by Western spy agencies, as tensions between Moscow and the West continue to escalate.
‘In its structure there is a radar unit that detects a target: humans to about 7km distance, a car up to 10km,’ chief project engineer Dmitry Perminov told Russian news media.