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JSC Uran-6

Unmanned Mine-Clearing Vehicle

Russia | 2014

"The Uran-6 tracked battlefield robot serves the modern Russian Army in the mine-clearance role."

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As more and more battlefield roles are turned over to unmanned vehicles, the Russian Army is embracing additional types for more dangerous actions typically handled by humans. The 6-ton "Uran-6", by JSC 766 UPTK, is a relatively new entry to the Russian ranks, developed for the all-important, ultra-critical role of mine-clearance/demining. The vehicle is in active service with Russian armed forces and has seen deployment to the Chechen Republic in mid-2014, Syria in 2016, and - most recently - as part of the peacekeeping-minded Russian contingent in Azerbaijan across war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh.

The vehicle is designed to actively participate in mine removal/mine destruction operations in dense urban or lightly-populated remote areas. The Uran-6 carries on its hull a mine flail under a dozer-like housing at the bow and has access to other implements for the role: a tiller, "gripper", crane, and heavy mine-roller. A robotic arm allows for more precise manipulation of items and ground obstacles when needed and this component is supported by a fork-lift and shovel attachment. All of this can be controlled by a single ground operator positioned safely from the work zone at distances up to 1 kilometer away.

Dimensions of the Uran-6 vehicle include a length of 14.6 feet with a width of 6.56 feet and a height of 4.89 feet. This allows it to be transportable in a conventional Russian military truck and made ready-to-use in short order. Beyond this, its compact footprint allows it to be air-transportable via helicopter (Mi-8 or similar) or in the hold of a tactical-level transport.

The vehicle is powered by a diesel-fueled engine developing 240 horsepower and driving the system to road speeds of 5 kmh. Range is equal to five consecutive hours of operation. The track-over-wheel nature of its design ensures some cross-country capability as the vehicle is able to traverse angles of 20-degrees and climb obstacles up to four feet in height. Its inherent weight and armor protection allow the Uran-6 to survive modest explosions with little impact to core operating systems - tested against 132lb of explosive material.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the JSC Uran-6 Unmanned Mine-Clearing Vehicle.
1 x Diesel-fueled engine developing 240 horsepower driving conventional track-over-wheel arrangement.
Installed Power
3 mph
5 kph
Road Speed
16 miles
25 km
The physical qualities of the JSC Uran-6 Unmanned Mine-Clearing Vehicle.
14.6 ft
4.45 meters
O/A Length
6.6 ft
2 meters
O/A Width
5.7 ft
1.75 meters
O/A Height
12,004 lb
5,445 kg | 6.0 tons
Notable series variants as part of the JSC Uran-6 family line.
Uran-6 - Base Series Designation.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the JSC Uran-6. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 20 Units

Contractor(s): JSC 766 UPTK - Russia
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Image of the JSC Uran-6
Image from the Russian Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

Design Qualities
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