New Multi-Payload Military 6X6 UGV Unveiled

By Phoebe Grinter / 17 Nov 2021

Elbit Systems and Roboteam have launched ROOK, a multi-payload military 6X6 Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that features unique design and built-in autonomy suite offering a combination of greater capacity and improved maneuverability and on-field agility for greater mission effectiveness.

The ROOK UGV was developed based on the operational experience accumulated through the fielding of the 4×4 PROBOT UGV systems in several countries including the U.S., France, Israel and the U.K. 

By applying a Modular Box structure, on-field components replacement and modifications or upgrades can occur with no need for a qualified technician or OEM involvement.

A built-in TORCH-X Robotic and Autonomous (RAS) application provides ROOK with full autonomy and the capability to efficiently navigate rough terrain, during both day and night to deliver supplies, evacuate casualties, perform intelligence gathering missions (including the dispatch of on-board VTOLs), and operate as a remote weapon system. 

With self-weight of 1200kg, low center of gravity and ground clearance of 24cm, ROOK is capable of carrying up to 1200kg of payloads while maintaining superior maneuverability and transferability. Full compliance with the UGV Interoperability Profile (IOP) turns ROOK into a multi-payload platform providing users with seamless plug and play payload integration.

Using modular hybrid energy configuration of batteries and optional internal generator, ROOK provides operational endurance of up to 8 drive hours and a speed of 30km per hour. ROOK is operated either via the TORCH-X RAS application or through an all-weather 7-inch ruggedized display unit, enabling a single operator to control several unmanned systems.

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