Homeland Security “Porter” Robots

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39476Robotic “Trucks” may be integrated soon for homeland security missions. Israel aerospace industries, (IAI) is slowly becoming the robotics house with many systems in the development pipe luine.

After 40 years of developing unmanned air systems (UAS) the company is revealing only a few of the combat robots that will complement those that fly over the fighting units , the unmanned air systems (UAS)

The technology that helped IAI to develop fifth and sixth generation UAS , now helps the company to begin the ground robotic revolution. And it will in the not so distant future , be a combined robotic fighting with UAS of all types in the air , and ground robots performing complex missions in full cooperation.

Most of the IAI robots are still classified, but one is a a good example of the technology and the trend. This is the REX “porter” which can carry up to 200 kilograms, and designed to assist groups of 3-10 ground soldiers on operational and logistical missions for up to 72 hours without refueling.

The Rex follows the soldier that operates it or is put on a 6 meters “Leash” connected to a smart remote control.

egozi300By Arie Egozi

i-HLS Editor-in-chief