July 23, 2020

Russia Prepares Robot Tank For Fighting Drones

Source: Forbes

Journalist: Kelsey D. Atherton

What if the answer to swarms of drones is just a really big gun?

Russia’s Derivatsiya-PVO is formally a kind of self-propelled artillery tasked with an anti-air mission. In effect, it is a tank-like vehicle with a 57mm automatic gun mounted on a turret designed to blast drones out of the sky.

In the works for years, the Derivatsiya is based on the chassis of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. This week, Russia’s TASS reported that the Derivatsiya will be the basis for a fully automated robotic vehicle, built to fight other robots.

Read the full story 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 ...