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Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2021 drills engage Platform-M combat robot for 1st time: Moscow

Moscow, Sep 11 (UNI/Sputnik) The Platform-M combat robot complex equipped with grenade launchers has been used for the first time at the Russian-Belarusian strategic drills Zapad-2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday.
The robots were also used to conduct reconnaissance and make passages in minefields, the ministry added.
The practical activities of the armed forces have simultaneously started on nine ranges in Russia, as well as five ranges in Belarus and in the waters of the Baltic Sea on Friday. The drills will last until September 16.
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