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Return of the Cyborg, this time with missiles

2nd June 2021 - 05:10 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Warfighter UGV demonstrator features Spike LR2 antitank missiles. (Cyborg Dynamics)

An Australian technology company has floated the idea of a UGV armed with Spike missiles.

Cyborg Dynamics was only founded in 2017, but it has been developing UGVs able to carry a machine gun and even antitank missiles. A concept demonstrator of the latter equipped with Spike LR2 missiles was exhibited at Land Forces 2021.

The Warfighter tracked UGV is based on the Built in Australia 5 (BIA5) OzBot All-Terrain Robot (ATR) chassis. However, the addition of antitank missiles with twin launchers is something new for the Warfighter.

The missile launcher variant employs a fibre-optic data link that offers a range of up to 5.5km from the control station. The Australian Army has already selected Spike …

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