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A new multi-purpose UGV which was recently exposed offers applications for the military, law enforcement, and commercial fields.
Unmanned systems technology innovator Milrem unveiled its fully customizable unmanned ground vehicle – the open architecture UGV THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System).
The THeMIS features a diesel-electric hybrid drive, has a payload of 750kg and a top speed of 24km/h. However, its most innovative feature is the ability for a rapid configuration that allows it to take the form of several mission specific solutions.
According to gsnmagazine.com, the multipurpose vehicle can serve as a transportation platform carrying a squad’s gear, a remote weapon station equipped with small or large caliber weapons, IED detection and disposal platform and much more.
The UGV was launched last October in cooperation with QinetiQ North America. The joint product has been equipped with QNA’s UGV control technology. This vehicle, codenamed Titan, is aimed at the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program initiated by the US Army.
The UGV has been developed meeting requirements detailed in the Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy. “It will significantly reduce warfighter workload, serve as a force multiplier and increase situational awareness,” explained Kuldar Väärsi, the CEO of Milrem.
The vehicle has also been developed for the commercial sector aimed at industries such as mining, mobile off-road mapping, search and rescue etc.