Le Figaro said that Russia's response to sending Western heavy tanks to Ukraine is closer to science fiction, as it announced the arrival of 4 Marker anti-tank marches in February in Donbass, to begin on the ground experiencing what might be called: "Hellfire" against tanks that will soon be delivered to Kyiv.

And the French newspaper stated - in a report written by Alexis Verchak - that Dmitry Rogozin, the former Russian deputy prime minister and leader of the "Roskosmos" space agency, who announced this news, focused on the fact that the deployment of these marches in the future will allow Russia to "destroy" the new Western tanks, noting that this matter More like propaganda than a military break.

Remote controlled vehicles

Rogozin's comments came a day after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden gave the go-ahead for the delivery of German Leopard-2 and US Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a decision strongly condemned by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, promising that these tanks would "burn like the rest."

Le Figaro asked about burning with robots, commenting that the word robot might be an "exaggeration" because what Moscow will send is "experimental models, not yet ready to fight independently, and they are models that have nothing to do with robots. They are remote-controlled vehicles," says Marc Chassian. Ground weapons systems expert.

And "Marker" is in fact - as the expert says - just relatively light armored vehicles, about 3 tons compared to heavy tanks of more than 40 tons - and they are equipped with machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles, and they can be controlled remotely or they operate in an independent mode. Thanks to the use of artificial intelligence, as announced by its designers.

Marker, according to Chasian, needs two factors, the first for mobility and the second for the weapon system, which means that its independence in decision-making is simply "non-existent" but is traditionally equipped with an electronic catalog containing standard images of its targets, and "once deliveries of Abrams tanks begin And Leopard, it will receive a suitable electronic image of this new equipment and will be able to automatically hit it with anti-tank guided missiles," Rogozin boasts.

However - the expert says - the deployment of these ground marches is not just absurd, but above all experimental. "At this stage Marker will not have any tactical repercussions, but the Russians learn by walking, and it is better to test this equipment on a real battlefield rather than test it." At the peacetime training ground.