June 24, 2020

New Russian Robot Will Shoot Naval Mines With A Gun

Source: Forbes

Journalist: Kelsey D. Atherton

The last thing a naval mine expects is to be shot by an underwater robot holding a pistol.

Naval mines are expectant machines, terrible potential floating below the surface. With preset triggers, they are a sensor and a bomb, waiting for the rough impression of a passing ship to suddenly explode.

A new underwater uncrewed robot, designed by Russian firm Region, wants to provide a robotic answer to these undersea emplacements. It is primarily a scouting platform, made first to find other underwater robots and mines. With just 15 minutes of work, a human crew can swap out the sensor platform and replace it with a variety of tools.

Read the full article and more in Forbes.


  • 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 ...