ROBOT WARS Vladimir Putin’s Russia is preparing an army of robots and drones to take on its enemies,

RUSSIA is preparing an army of robots and drones to unleash on its enemies

Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to modernise and create “intelligent weapons”, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned.

The announcement comes just weeks after the country's rustbucket aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was mocked as it belched out acrid smoke while steaming through the English Channel towards Syria.

But Dmitry Rogozin says Russia is ready to unleash a hi-tech military within years.

He told Russian news agency TASS: "Much has been done, we have made major technological progress.

"But everything that has been made was designed in the Soviet era.

"I can feel it in my bones that we won’t be able to advance using only innovations of the past.

"Even the Syrian campaign has shown that the future belongs to robotics and unmanned aircraft.

"We are moving towards intelligent weapons because we need them."

Putin was recently snapped alongside Rogozin inspecting a new artificially-intelligent robot named Avatar.

The bot is being developed by scientists for future military use.

Russia is currently embroiled in the Syrian Civil War on the side of embattled dictator Bashar al-Assad.

In a show of strength, Vladimir Putin sent his eight-strong Northern Fleet steaming through the English Channel to take part in the conflict.

The US and Russia have clashed over Putin's role in Syria, with Washington blaming Moscow for the breakdown of a carefully-brokered ceasefire.

The Russians were accused of bombing a UN aid convoy on the way to the crisis city of Aleppo.

Putin's military has since unveiled a terrifying new nuclear missile in a brazen show of sabre-rattling.

The Satan II rocket can destroy an area the same size as France or Texas.

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