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Russian Navy Will Have Robots Manning New Submarines

Nuclear and non-nuclear submarines would be armed with military robots.

The commander-in-chief of Russia's Navy said Tuesday that the country's new fifth-generation submarines would be armed with military robots.

"The combat capabilities of multipurpose nuclear and non-nuclear submarines will be improved in the future by the integration into their arsenal of promising robotic systems," Admiral Viktor Chirkov told reporters Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported. "This has already been planned and these plans will be carried out."

In 2013, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced Russia was planning to build a military robotics laboratory, saying that robots could be used to thwart terrorist attacks.

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