Russia clearly does not want to be left behind.
The THeMIS can also be armed and used in combat.
“The conflict in Ukraine proves that modern warfare is impossible without the proliferation of unmanned vehicles,” Ruslan Pukhov, director of the CAST Strategy and Technology Analysis Center, said in a statement to Insider.ing.
“Unfortunately, Russia is lagging behind.”
To catch up, CAST recently offered 1 million rubles ($23,000) to military and police officers who got THeMIS almost intact and delivered it to the Ministry of Defense, in a recent blog post. , the annual salary of a soldier who has signed a three-year contract with the Russian army is just over $13,000 (about 1.9 million yen), and the monthly salary of a conscript is lower at $25 (about 3,600 yen).The Washington Post reports。
“If information about developments abroad can be obtained, it should definitely be done by all means,” Pukhov said.
“The THeMIS sold to Ukraine is a basic model, but it makes sense to study it.”
Jeffrey Edmonds, a former CIA analyst who now works as a Russian expert at the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), told Insider that CAST should be considered a department with direct ties to the Russian government. with government policy.
“That said, the head of CAST has very strong ties to the military.”
In 2007, Pukhov was appointed a member of the Public Council of the Russian Defense Ministry. He told Insider that the ultimate goal was to provide the Russian military with better drones, adding, “In a combat situation, capturing and studying the systems and vehicles used by the enemy would be a critical way to do that. .”
[original:Un groupe de réflexion russe offre une prime de 16 000 dollars pour la capture « par tous les moyens » nécessaires d’un véhicule robotique déployé en Ukraine］
(Traduit par Fumiko Nakata, édité par Toshihiko Inoue)
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