New UGV is Capable of Operating in Challenging Terrain

New UGV is Capable of Operating in Challenging Terrain

After assaulting an objective, Karkh Area Command Strike Team soldiers (foreground) pull security while waiting for an MI-17 HIP helicopter to extract them from the simulated battlefield, March 29. Soldiers of Company F (background), 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division–Center, spent several months training the KAC Strike Team. The Iraqi forces were eager to demonstrate their capabilities during an air assault performance in front of Lt. Gen. Ali Hamadi Tahir, the Karkh Area commander for western Baghdad.

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A new AI-based unmanned ground (UGV) has been unveiled by EDGE. SCORPIO-B is designed to support military troops and security forces in the most challenging conditions. The vehicle can be equipped with remote weapon systems, twin 40mm grenade launchers, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors with the possibility to mount various payloads of up to 200kg. 

Applications include ISR operations, as well as counter-terrorism, CBRN detection, communication relay, and any other types of dangerous missions.

Its speed reaches 40km/h and it is powered by track propulsion. The SCORPIO-B can easily access difficult terrains within cities and harsh environments. The all-in-one command and control station (CCS) allows one or two operators to remotely operate the UGV functions and mission equipment systems (MES) up to 5km (LOS). This is further complemented by the ADASI mission planning and autopilot system, according to international news agencies.