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Eurosatory 2010: G-Nius unveils AvantGuard UGCV

15th June 2010 - 12:58 GMT | by Tony Skinner, Andrew White in Paris

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The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is in talks with unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developer G-Nius regarding the possible procurement of its AvantGuard system for operations in Afghanistan, according to industry sources.

Speaking to Unmanned Vehicles at Eurosatory in Paris, G-Nius's chief executive officer, Erez Peled confirmed that the MoD had 'shown interest' in the AvantGuard UGV and 'wanted this application' for route proving and force protection.

Industry sources had previously told UV that the MoD was seeking a variety of assets to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as employed by insurgent forces in Afghanistan. Other options are also being considered, UV was told.

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