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USMC orders MTGR UGVs in deal worth $30 million

28th May 2024 - 16:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The MTGR has been ordered by the US Marine Corps and has already seen service with the US Air Force. (Photo: Roboteam)

Roboteam unveiled the new configuration of its Micro Tactical Ground Robot (MTGR) at AUSA back in 2013. The vehicle was designed for harsh field conditions and can be fitted with forward flippers to allow it to more easily climb stairs and achieve improved obstacle clearance.

The US Marine Corps has placed a US$30 million order with Israeli company Roboteam for up 200 MTGR UGVs with an initial order placed for 130 vehicles. The first batch has already been delivered and the remainder will be expected to be handed over by the end of 2025.

The contract will be carried out by Roboteam and its US partner Mistral. Final assembly will occur at Mistral’s White Marsh production facility and will include spare parts and maintenance services.

The systems have been purchased by New Zealand and the US Air Force (USAF) has previously procured hundreds of MTGR systems under a Program of Record valued at more than $25 million. The USAF deal was announced in 2015 and was believed to have been for 200 UGVs.

The MTGR has been designed as a highly manoeuvrable, lightweight and man-portable robotic platform.

Shephard Defence Insight noted that it has dimensions of 45.5cm × 36.8cm × 14.5cm (L×W×H). With wheels and flippers it measures 47.2cm × 47cm × 16.5cm. The platforms weigh 7.3kg and 9.4kg, respectively.

Sensors include a 360° day and night video with ×10 zoom. The vehicle is fitted with five integrated cameras for 360° real-time day and night vision along with two cameras on manipulator. It can also be fitted with a pole camera.

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