Initially reported in Business Insider, Ukraine has unveiled a small uncrewed ground vehicle (UGV) attack platform named Ratel S or Honeybadger.
Similar in concept to the custom-built drones built to carry and deliver military ordnance, the Honeybadger small UGV attack platform is designed to carry anti-tank mines or other explosives to destroy or damage Russian tanks and equipment from a safe location.
“The main idea is that the robot is used as a mobile warhead that carries anti-tank mines or other explosive devices,” said Brave1 spokesperson Viktoriia Kovalchuk.
The Ukrainian-built small UGV attack platform can carry up to 77 pounds at a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. The drone can run for 40-50 minutes at an average speed or up to two hours at a slower speed. In a Telegram post, Ukrainian minister Mykhailo Federov reported that the platform has a range of around 3.7 miles.
Post Image- A Ratel small UGV attack platform approaching a Russian tank as seen in a video shared by Militarnyi Videonews on May 4, 2023.