Milrem Robotics has rolled out its newest THeMIS Observe battlefield robotic variant primarily based on its modular THeMIS UGV platform, with an emphasis on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), as a part of the EU’s fourth iMUGS mission demonstration in Belgium.
The Built-in Modular Unmanned Floor System (iMUGS) is a everlasting PErmanent Structured COoperation (PESCO) mission by the EU with the purpose of manufacturing a European standardized Unmanned Floor System (EUGS). Key to that is Estonia-based Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS modular robotic system that enables for the simple improvement of robotic variants by swapping out payload modules on a standard mobility and management module for missions that vary from resupplying troops to deploying remote-controlled weapons.
Supported by the Estonian Ministry of Protection, the THeMIS Observe began out as a platform for transporting and launching a tethered quadcopter drone, and final 12 months the THeMIS platform fitted with a 7.62-mm machine gun carried out live-fire workouts. Within the newest variant, the drone has been fitted with ISR tools, together with a Z:Sparrowhawk digicam from HENSOLDT, Squire radar by Thales, Metravib Protection Pearl acoustic shot detection, Fast Obscuring SYstem (ROSY) by Rheinmetall, and a mast by the Teksam Firm NV.
In line with Milrem, a light-weight distant weapon could be added to the THeMIS Observe, which additionally incorporates Milrem’s Clever Features Package with follow-me features, and waypoint navigation with impediment detection and avoidance.
The aim of that is to supply troopers with a reconnaissance platform that may transfer shortly to hunt out and react to new threats utilizing multi-sensor identification, whereas conserving people as removed from hazard as potential. The corporate says that this can be a functionality hole that was not beforehand out there to gentle infantry models.
“A UGV primarily based ISR system considerably will increase a tactical unit’s response pace on targets in addition to the stand-off distance from enemy models,” stated Captain (reserve) Jüri Pajuste, Protection Analysis Director at Milrem Robotics. “Because of that the aptitude and survivability of tactical reconnaissance models will enhance significantly.”
The video under introduces the most recent THeMIS Observe.
Supply: Milrem Robotics