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Raytheon considers UGV solution for C-IED mission

16th July 2013 - 15:10 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Raytheon has revealed details of its SafeRoute concept, which comprises a UGV equipped with counter-IED technology for autonomous route-clearing operations.

Addressing the media on 16 July in London, Raytheon force protection engineering section lead, John Jackaman, described the ‘concept UGV’ as capable of identifying high, low and zero metal content IEDs.

‘IED use is increasing and will continue to be a major problem in current and future conflict zones,’ Jackaman said. 

‘Initial detection of IEDs is the biggest challenge facing the MoD in current operations,’ he continued, quoting figures that 7,800 ‘allied’ troops were wounded or killed in action by

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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