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Poland hunts for Tarantulas

17th October 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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The Polish Army is pursuing a goal to acquire a series of mobile UGVs for its reconnaissance platoons.

The Tarantula programme calls for the acquisition of 50 robot sets capable of conducting reconnaissance operations in close proximity of enemy forces, especially in areas inaccessible to regular forces due of IED threats or sniper fire. 

The UGVs will be equipped with interchangeable sensors, such as day/night cameras, as well as a manipulator arm for lifting or putting down small objects, like explosive devices. 

Among the expected roles will be reconnaissance in both open and urbanised terrain. It is expected that the

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Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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