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Milrem Robotics, ST Engineering demo BVLOS combat UGV

3rd June 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering have demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) combat UGV armed with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun (HMG) during a live fire exercise held in Tapa, Estonia.

The joint warfare system consists of the THeMIS UGV and the ADDER remote weapon station. The UGV is a tracked all-terrain system with ground clearance up to 60cm that can negotiate 60% slopes and pass 61cm deep water obstacles. Its top speed is 20km/h and it is powered by a diesel-electric drive that, depending on the mission, can offer 15 hours of constant operations without re-fuelling.

The system is equipped with an advanced medium-calibre weapon system armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG. Both weapons passed live fire tests conducted in April in cooperation with the Estonian Defence Force.

The combat UGV is configured for wireless BVLOS control from a distance of 1000m and 2500m in urban and rural areas, respectively. The operator can control the system from an ergonomically-designed mobile or stationary crew station, which uses an unmanned network control system consisting of a general L-Band datalink and a dedicated fire control UHF-band datalink embedded fire control system.

The combat UGV can be armoured up to STANAG 4569 level 3.

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