February 02, 2023

Can Russia’s Combat Robots Compete with U.S. Abrams Tanks?

Source: Newsweek

Journalist: Ellie Cook

But Samuel Bendett, of the Center for Naval Analyses, cast doubts on Rogozin's claim that the "Marker" would be able to take on the likes of the M1 Abrams and the Leopard 2 main battle tanks in a conflict zone.

He told Newsweek that although Rogozin is "boasting that 'Marker' is going to be armed with anti-tank missiles to go up against Abrams and Leopards," the tanks will be part of combined arms operations.

The "Marker" may be a platform capable of carrying anti-tank weapons and large-caliber machine guns, but Rogozin's statement becomes "less realistic" when you consider that the sophisticated tanks are "not going to be operating on their own," Bendett argued.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...