The Syrian civil war is nearly a decade-long tragedy, a geopolitical mess, and a proving ground for Russian military technology. Among that technology is a new iteration of the scarab scout robot. Dubbed the “Scorpion,” this remote-controlled vehicle is designed to do everything from locate hidden explosives to climb stairs.
Looking like something out of a particularly tame season of Battle Bots, the Scorpion is a four-wheeled, uncrewed ground vehicle with a pair of slaw-like appendages in the front and a pair of rods in the back, which help it climb stairs.
It also reportedly features a more secure communications channel than its Scarab predecessor.
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