Special Report

20 Military Robots Used by the World's Superpowers

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Alrobot or Al Robot
> Nation: Iraq
> Type: Remote-controlled robot tank
> Notable features The Iraqi army used its remote-controlled battle robot to fight ISIS.

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> Nation: China
> Type: Police robot
> Notable features According to People’s Daily, “AnBot is able to patrol autonomously and protect against violence or unrest.”

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Sharp Claw
> Nation: China
> Type: Semi-autonomous to autonomous electric combat UGV
> Notable features Capable of battlefield reconnaissance, autonomous patrolling, assault and transport missions in dangerous, dirty, monotonous, and dull combat environment.

> Nation: Russia
> Type: Tracked combat UGV with some autonomous capabilities
> Notable features First used in Syrian Civil War. It is fitted with a remotely operated turret for mounting different light and medium-caliber weapons and missiles. A Unified Tactical Management system allows up to four Uran-9s to network together.

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> Nation: Russia
> Type: Combat UGV – can operate with other automated combat units
> Notable features The armored tracked vehicle is designed for guarding, patrolling, and reconnaissance. It can be mounted with a remote controlled weapon station with four types of weapons — different machine guns and grenade launchers.

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