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IDEX 2017: Rheinmetall eyes armed UGV market

22nd February 2017 - 07:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Abu Dhabi

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German company Rheinmetall is planning to enter into the armed ground robot market with the integration of a remote weapon station (RWS) for its new multi-mission ground vehicle, which was unveiled at this year's IDEX in Abu Dhabi.

Being displayed as an unarmed tactical surveillance platform at the exhibition, Rheinmetall Canada – the division leading the development of the UGV – said integration trials of a 250kg small-calibre RWS will likely take place in the coming year.

Alain Tremblay, VP of business development for Rheinmetall Canada, said one of challenges of integrating an RWS onto the UGV is NATO's safety

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

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