The newest Russian Uran-9 unmanned ground vehicle has been spotted in Syria.
In January, Russian military expert and chief editor of the Arsenal Otechestva magazine, Viktor Murakhovsky, said that the usage of perspective models of combat robots by the Russian Armed Forces in Syria is already a well-established practice. At that time, he also noted that the newest Uran-9 robotic warfare system also could be tested in the Syrian Arab Republic.
“It is not a secret that Russia tests a number of robotic products in Syria: not only the Uran-6 mine clearance systems, but also the Soratnik and Nerehta unmanned vehicles. With regard to the specific model, noticed by British media, – yes, I do not exclude that the Uran-9 and other systems may appear in Syria,” Murakhovsky told the RIA Novosti news agency in January.
About a month later, it was reported that the Uran-9 was allegedly spotted in Syria (source).
However, after a closer examination of the video at a higher resolution, the newest Uran-9 robotic warfare system turned out to be the old T-62M main battle tank, also arrived from Russia. However, maybe, we will also have a chance to see the Uran-9 in Syria in the near future.