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German Army to field recce robots

1st February 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The German Ministry of Defence is negotiating the potential purchase of over forty robotic systems for use by the army and air force in a ground reconnaissance role.

Up to 44 systems will be purchased as part the RABE (Roboter zur Aufklärung, Beobachtung und Erkundung im Ortsbereich) programme, roughly translated as Robot for Reconnaissance, Observation and Exploration in the Local Area.

As its name suggests the RABE system will be a ground-based, mobile, unmanned and remote controlled system. When not in use the robot will be carried by the soldier, likely in a backpack-type configuration.

Fitted with day-night camera sensors

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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