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IDF completes MTGR trials

28th February 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem

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The micro tactical ground robot (MTGR) has completed operational trials with infantry units of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) paving the way for its introduction into service.

The combat UGV, which weighs around 12kg, has been recently trialed with infantry and elite reconnaissance units. The system operates with the infantry in the field and designed to assist operations in urban area, with a day and night recording and acoustic monitoring capability.

While the IDF's Engineering Corps have already utilised a reconnaissance UGV for detection and identification of tunnels this is the first time infantry brigades will operate such a

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