Russian drones will be armed with flamethrowers

In Russia, the RPO-2 flamethrower is being developed, which can be placed on drones

New Russian flamethrowers can be placed on unmanned aerial vehicles ). In an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, Chief of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops (RHBZ), Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov spoke about the development of advanced weapons. Thus, work is underway to create a new set of weapons of destruction (RPO-2) for flamethrower units of the NBC protection troops with increased combat capabilities, including the placement of sighting and shooting complexes on UAVs, “Kirillov said, answering the question about the development of drones and robotic systems. for the troops of the RChBZ.

Earlier, the general director of the scientific and production association (NPO) “Splav” Alexander Smirnov called the timing of the delivery of heavy flamethrower systems TOS-2 “Tosochka” to the troops. According to him, the first vehicles will enter service by the end of 2021.

In October, Izvestia sources in the Defense Ministry announced the creation of unmanned flamethrowers on a quadcopter platform. The RChBZ troops will receive vehicles that can hit targets with thermobaric and incendiary ammunition.

In September, Stars and Stripes commented on the tests of Russian robotic systems during the Zapad-2021 strategic exercise. The article noted the Uran-9 drone, which received an automatic cannon, a machine gun, an anti-tank grenade launcher and a flamethrower.