June 25, 2019 – High Precision Systems, a holding of Rostec State Corporation, has presented Paladin, its latest military robot system, at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019. The system consists of the unmanned Dragun battle module installed on a robotized BMP-3 chassis.
The Paladin is armed with two guns of 100 mm and 30 mm calibers, as well as a 7.62 mm machine gun. It can be both controlled remotely and left to operate in an autonomous mode. In autonomous mode, the robot can independently determine its route and move to a target point specified by the operator in advance. The Paladin can also be operated by an on-board crew.
“Robotic systems are an important part of the modern armed forces. They are already being successfully used for demining, cargo delivery, and conducting radiation, chemical and biological protection. The unique Paladin robot system, created by integrating innovative technologies to advanced military designs developed by our engineers, is designed to handle direct combat objectives. These include fire support missions, holding bridgeheads, breaking through enemy defense lines and transporting personnel. I am confident the system will be appreciated by the military and security agencies”, said Sergey Abramov, Industrial Director of Rostec.
The system was due to be demonstrated at a closed exhibition during the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019, held on June 25-30 at the Patriot congress and exhibition center of the Russian armed forces located in Kubinka, Moscow Region.
Rostecis a Russian State Corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of the Russian economy.