Provectus becomes part of Rheinmetall
Rheinmetall has taken over Canadian robotics specialist Provectus, the company announced on 26 July.
The move will enhance Rheinmetall’s technological capabilities in the field of robotics and autonomous driving for its automotive and defence business units.
Though now owned by Rheinmetall Canada, Provectus will continue to operate under its current management team.
Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned multi-mission vehicle is based on Provectus technology, modified for military use by Rheinmetall Canada.
Stéphane Oehrli, president and CEO of Rheinmetall Canada, said: ‘We have already been working closely with Provectus in our UGV project. This vertical integration gives us a decisive advantage in the field of autonomous mobility technology.
‘Since this capacity is also a key enabler for the automotive division, the whole Rheinmetall Group will hence benefit from Provectus’ expertise. The automation of other Rheinmetall mobile platforms is actually an innovation we are already thinking of.’
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