Posted May 29, 2019 20:34 (GMT +7)
Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a BVLOS combat UGV at a live fire exercise
TAPA, Estonia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 29, 2019
Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) combat UGV armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG in April during a live fire exercise held in Tapa, Estonia.
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Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) combat UGV armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG in April during a live fire exercise held in Tapa, Estonia. (Photo: Business Wire)
The joint warfare system consists of the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle and the ADDER DM Remote Weapon Station and is intended as a force multiplier for dismounted troops that can be utilized in both urban and rural areas.
The combat UGV is a tracked all-terrain system with ground clearance up to 60 cm that can negotiate 60% slopes and pass 61 cm deep water obstacles. Its top speed is 20 km/h and it’s powered by a diesel-electric drive that, depending on the mission, can offer 15 hours of constant operations without re-fuelling.
The Combat UGV can be armoured up to STANAG 4569 level 3 while keeping all of its dynamic capabilities mentioned above.
“Our joint combat UGV is one of the first armoured UGVs in the world that’s especially well suited for urban conflict areas,” stated Jüri Pajuste, Director of the Defence Programs Department in Milrem Robotics.
The system is equipped with an advanced medium-calibre weapon system armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG. Both weapons passed live fire tests conducted in April in cooperation with the Estonian Defence Forces.
The combat UGV is configured for wireless BVLOS control from a distance of 1000 m and 2500 m in urban and rural areas, respectively.
The operator can command the system from an ergonomically-designed mobile or stationary crew station that is matched with a Graphical User Interface for intuitive workflow and task execution. The system significantly decreased the cognitive workload on the operator, reducing operator fatigue and improving combat performance.
The weaponized system uses an Unmanned Network Control System consisting of a general L-Band datalink and a dedicated Fire Control UHF-Band datalink embedded Fire Control System to ensure a secured firing.
View the combat UGV video here - https://youtu.be/2j2Sbn7Pvts
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Tay Han Khoon
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