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DSEI 2021: Pearson teams with Milrem

15th September 2021 - 11:15 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London

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This Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle is fitted with front-mounted SPR and a Kongsberg remote-controlled turret with 30 mm cannon. (Photo: Milrem Robotics)

UK and Estonian companies blend mine-clearance equipment with combat UGV technology.

Pearson Engineering of the UK has teamed with Milrem Robotics of Estonia to show for the first time a Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) fitted with a Self-Protection Roller (SPR).

The SPR from Pearson is installed at the front of the platform to detonate mines before they come into contact with the RCV.

The SPR is integrated into the Milrem Robotics Type-X RCV via a Pearson Engineering  Vehicle Integration Kit, which allows for a front end attachment (FEA) such as the SPR to be rapidly replaced in the field by other attachments, for example a dozer blade, according to mission

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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