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A Rheinmetall A-UGV successfully completed a variety of complex tasks during a live-fire drill held in April for delegations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Poland.
It was demonstrated that the Mission Master SP autonomous UGV was armed with laser-guided FZ275 missiles from Thales, as well as a remote-controlled weapon system with two missile launchers. This modular robotic system is capable of performing a variety of tasks and is based on an 8X8 electric vehicle with a payload capacity of 600 kg. Modules of this robotic system can be configured to carry out a variety of tasks, and it is based on an 8X8 electric vehicle capable of carrying 600 kg. Using tracking technologies, the system can also maneuver as part of a convoy, allowing it to target and fire without requiring close human interaction.
The UGV successfully launched the FX275 missile at a 4X4 vehicle operating about four kilometers away, and demonstrated good performance with two Thales 70 mm rocket launchers. Due to its modular design, this A-UGV can also be fitted with 12.7mm machine guns, a Dillon Aero M134D gun, or 40mm grenade launchers. This form of area saturation and precision strike was previously limited to aircraft; now it can engage stationary and mobile targets at a range of up to 7 km with little collateral damage. Now they can be integrated into other types of platforms and armored vehicles, including the Mission Master A-UGV.
Demonstrations were conducted using a remote-controlled, secure tablet that ran a full digital scenario. Command and control software designed by Rheinmetall is used to fire weapons. As reported by unmannedsystemstechnology.com, Thales and Rymental emphasized the significance of the human-in-the-loop, a system in which the operator controls all aspects of weapon system operations, from target identification to final attack approval. Here are some snippets from the exercise: