the U.S. Marine Corps testing a robot dog equipped with an M72 infantry anti-armor rocket launcher. This reflects a growing interest in arming four-legged unmanned ground systems in both the U.S. and foreign militaries, particularly in China and Russia. The Marine Corps tested the robot dog in September, and it appears to be based on a Chinese-made Unitree Go1 quadrupedal robot.
While specific details about the Marine Corps’ robot dog are limited, the concept explores the potential for remotely engaging armored vehicles and other threats, which can be especially useful in urban environments. This signifies a broader trend in arming smaller unmanned systems with various weapons, reflecting changing military tactics and technologies.