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The Aardvark Group pushes UK manufacturing forward with indigenous autonomous UGVs

21st April 2023 - 15:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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The RANG-R pictured at the company's Warwick facility. (Photo: author)

Following 40 years in the defence industry, The Aardvark Group, best known for its mine clearance systems, is pushing UK manufacturing forward with continued development of its indigenous, autonomous UGVs, RANG-R and GEN2.

The company has made significant investments in its operations to support the development of the RANG-R and larger GEN2 platform in the UK and Saudi Arabia while continuing to support the legacy Aardvark Area Mine Clearing System (AMCS).

During a visit to the company’s new R&D and showcase centre ‘The Hub’ in Warwickshire, near the heart of the UK’s automotive sector, CEO David St John-Claire stressed investments in STEM, autonomous systems, AI, robotics, electrification, and manufacturing are driving the company forward.

Founded in 1982, the company has forged a leading role in developing autonomous UGVs with its RANG-R design, first

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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