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IDEX 2011: UK to test UGV for compound operations in Afghanistan

20th February 2011 - 18:32 GMT | by Andrew White in Abu Dhabi


The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has procured a number of ReconRobotics' Scout XT UGVs ahead of an evaluation programme in Afghanistan.

Speaking to Unmanned Vehicles at the IDEX in Abu Dhabi, ReconRobotics officials said the UK's Operational Training Advisory Group (OPTAG) had taken delivery of four systems for 'compound clearance operations'.

Defence sources added that the procurement formed part of the MoD's 'Valkyrie' programme which is designed to increase the effectiveness of the army's ISTAR capabilities at 'low levels'.

Scout XT, which weighs a total of 1.3lbs, comprises a day camera or IR payload and can be thrown over

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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