Special Report

20 Military Robots Used by the World's Superpowers

Source: Courtesy of QinetiQ

Dragon Runner
> Nation: USA
> Type: Reconnaissance, IED disarmament SUGV
> Notable features: Rugged, ultra-compact, lightweight and portable reconnaissance robot (remote operated) developed for urban operation

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

PackBot
> Nation: USA
> Type: Reconnaissance and explosive-ordnance disposal UGV
> Notable features Used in Iraq and Afghanistan to detect and defuse IEDs

Source: Courtesy of Flir

Centaur
> Nation: USA
> Type: Explosive-ordnance disposal UGV
> Notable features Operated remotely, the Centaur can detect, confirm, identify, and dispose hazards including landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices

SGR-A1
> Nation: South Korea
> Type: Sentry gun / security guard robot
> Notable features Reportedly used in the Korean demilitarized zone, can possibly operate autonomously

THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System)
> Nation: Estonia, Netherlands
> Type: Human in the loop architecture combat UGV
> Notable features Capable of firing conventional machine gun or missile rounds, deployed in anti-insurgency mission Operation Barkhane in Mali

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