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TAG Dynamics unveils Sicarius UGV at Eurosatory 2024

18th June 2024 - 08:04 GMT | by Giovanni Rasio in Paris

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TAG Dynamics is showcasing a model of a Command & Control (C2) container unit used to manage its Sicarius UGV on its Eurosatory stand. (Photo: Giovanni Rasio)

The Sicarius UGV features light-assault capabilities and can carry a payload of up to 600kg.

TAG Dynamics has unveiled its Sicarius UGV for the first time at Eurosatory 2024. Sicarius, an 8x8 high-mobility platform, was conceived to operate in various terrains and environments.

Although primarily designed as an advanced exploratory vehicle with light-assault capabilities, a spokesperson from TAG Dynamics told Shephard that the UGV could be customised according to different mission profiles, including last-mile resupply and MEDEVAC.

As highlighted in Shephard’s recent Defence Insight Market Report, the UGV market is evolving rapidly, with a growing pool of countries now trialling uncrewed platforms. Based on trends in experimentation across NATO, the current focus on development appears to be on last-mile resupply, while there has been a widespread reluctance to adopt Remote Weapon Station (RWS)-mounted UGVs.

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The vehicle has a length of 2.9m, a width of 1.5m and a height of 1.4m. It has a gross weight of 800kg and can carry a payload of up to 600kg.

Equipped with eight chain-driven low-pressure tyres, each fitted with electronic regeneration brakes, the Sicarius is powered by a diesel-electric powertrain consisting of a single diesel engine and two electric motors.

The engine configuration produces an output of 40kW, which allows the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 32km/h. According to the manufacturer, the UGV has an endurance of five hours with a further hour of battery as a backup.

The platform is fitted with 360-degree day and night cameras and a DTC radio communication system that provide the operator with real-time images.

Sicarius can only be remotely operated as no autonomous driving option is currently available. At its booth, TAG Dynamics showcased a model of a Command & Control (C2) container unit used to manage the unmanned vehicle. Mounted on a Mercedes truck, the C2 module can house up to eight operators.

The Sicarius showcased at Eurosatory was armed with a RWS housed inside an enclosed bay located on the upper side of the UGV, however, no further specifics of the RWS were shared when asked by Shephard.

Shephard's Eurosatory 2024 coverage is sponsored by:

BAE Systems

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Giovanni Rasio is a Senior Naval Analyst at Shephard’s Defence Insight business intelligence service. Before …

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