Milrem Robotics has presented a new combat unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), a combination of a UGV with a remote weapon station.
The new system is a blend of Milrem Robotics’ intelligent THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and HITROLE® Light Remote Weapon Station (RWS), one of the land turrets developed by Leonardo.
THeMIS Combat UGVs provide direct fire support for maneuver units and act as a force multiplier. The HITROLE Light RWS can be fitted with a 7.62mm or a 12.7mm Machine Gun or a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher and is assisted by AI functions for target acquisition, recognition prioritization and tracking.
Together, they provide the capability to perform multi-role tasks like surveillance, patrolling, border security, counter-sniper and asymmetric missions. Engagement of the target is always done by a human operator.
THeMIS Combat UGVs enhance force protection and increase stand-off distance by allowing the operator to utilize the weapon system and observe, day and night from a protected position.
The HITROLE Light RWS is a multi-role ultra-lightweight turret of which more than 300 units are in service worldwide.
The THeMIS UGV is a multi-role unmanned system that is part of robotics programs in various configurations in 16 countries around the world, including 8 members of NATO.
Milrem Robotics is a leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator, known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and MIFIK.
“The THeMIS has proven to be the most popular and suitable robotic mobility platform for RWS integrations. Our cooperation with Leonardo and the integration of HITROLE represent the next crucial steps in this journey. Together with Leonardo, we can offer a highly capable robotic combat system to the Italian Army and customers worldwide. This will significantly enhance warfighting capabilities and, even more importantly, contribute to troop safety,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.