Rheinmetall demonstrates armoured UGV
Rheinmetall has demonstrated its armed Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle to 53 nations during tests at Overberg test range in South Africa.
Ammunition Capability Demonstration 2019 took place in March, during which a range of weapons and ammunition was on display, including the new weaponised Mission Master-Protection equipped with the company’s Fieldranger Multi weapon station incorporating 70mm rocket launchers from Thales.
‘We are probably the first to use an air-to-ground system in a ground-to-ground role, definitely the first to do it from a UGV,’ Alain Tremblay, Rheinmetall Canada’s vice-president for business development, said.
After a month of conducting tests and live-fire trials in South Africa with the Mission Master – Protection’s new payload, Rheinmetall was able to field a suitable mounted and stabilised weapon system at the demo.
‘Thales demonstrated a very high level of professionalism. Our technical collaboration helped us take a major step forward,’ Tremblay said.
The demonstration carried out at Overberg used a remotely controlled system operating in a fully digitised scenario, with fire controlled via the Rheinmetall Argus soldier system.
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