Kalashnikov Developed Autonomous Combat Robot

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has announced it will launch a range of autonomous combat vehicles which will use artificial intelligence to identify targets and make decisions on their own, Vice News reported.

The company released images of one of the combat robots, showing it will have some of Kalashnikov’s PK series of machine guns mounted on top. It is unclear when the machines will enter production or whether any customers are already interested in deploying them.

"In the nearest future we plan to unveil a whole line of neural network based products," communications director of Kalashnikov Sofiya Ivanova told TASS news agency. "A fully automated combat module based on that technology is to be unveiled during the ARMY-2017 forum."