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AAD2014: DCD launches new UGV

16th September 2014 - 17:11 GMT | by Helmoed Römer Heitman in Pretoria

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DCD Protected Mobility has added a small remotely-operated vehicle to its range of mine/IED-detection equipment.

Displayed at the AAD exhibition in Pretoria, the Testudo complements the Husky mine-detection system and has been developed by CMTI, South African industrial consulting and design engineers specialising in harsh-environment unmanned equipment for the mining industry. It will be marketed exclusively by DCD in its military guise.

The 260kg Testudo is a tracked vehicle running on four ‘flippers’ fitted with 17.2cm commercial excavator tracks. The ‘flippers’ give it extremely low ground pressure with the tracks flat on the ground and allow it to ‘stand up’ …

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