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LIMA 2015: STRIDE unveils Malaysian unmanned designs for first time

23rd March 2015 - 04:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi


The Science & Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE), a unit belonging to Malaysia’s Ministry of Defence, revealed two different unmanned systems at LIMA 2015. One, christened Landarc (Malay for ‘porcupine’), is an UGV, while the other is simply called Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV).

The former is an autonomous ground vehicle, described as Malaysia’s first for military applications. A representative told Shephard the Landarc research and development project kicked off in 2011 with the aim of producing an autonomous vehicle that could be used for border patrol. Other envisaged functions include troop support and protection, hazardous area reconnaissance, and load …

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