Posted on May 8, 2018
The Uran-9 tank is armed with anti-tank rockets, a cannon and a machine-gun. President Vladimir Putin restored the Soviet-era tradition of parading the latest armour and missiles on 9 May. It is the day Russians honour the millions who died fighting Nazi Germany. New infantry buggies, drones and an anti-ship missile will also go on show. Russia’s Gazeta.ru news reports (in Russian) that the Uran-9 and a “robot sapper” – a mine-clearing vehicle – called Uran-6 have both performed well for Russian forces fighting in Syria.