January 31, 2023

Russia Says It Will Fast-Track Testing of Tank-Killing Robot in Ukraine

Source: Task and Purpose

Journalist: Max Hauptman

Currently, there are just five Markers in existence, and according to Rogozin, four of them are being sent to the Donbas region of Ukraine.

“What’s interesting is that Marker was always presented as a proof of concept, a flagship project for ‘general AI artificial intelligence] applications,” said Samuel Bendett, a member of the Russia Studies Program and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for New American Security. “So deploying it raises more questions than answers.”

The Marker was previously tested, like many Russian-made UGVs, primarily in a reconnaissance and intelligence gathering role, where it could travel remotely and launch small unmanned aerial vehicles as reconnaissance platforms.

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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 ...