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LAAD 2013: Earth moves into AGV market

12th April 2013 - 15:19 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Rio de Janeiro


With an eye on border surveillance and security requirements across South America, one company from the UAE brought its Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) to the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

Shown to the public for the first time at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi in February, the AGV has been developed by Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (EARTH).

The configuration on display at LAAD featured an Arctic Cat quad bike fitted with 4x4 tracks, a .50 calibre machine gun and four rocket propelled grenades. 

EARTH senior mechanical designer Johan De Wet said the vehicle had been designed

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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