The world’s first anti-tank UGV unveiled at IDEX 2019
- February 19, 2019
MBDA and MILREM Robotics unveiled the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019.
The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun. “This combination of two of the most modern technologies in their field is a very good example how robotic warfare systems will bring disruption to the battlefield and make some traditional technologies obsolete,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “Our unmanned land combat system under study together with MBDA will be very efficient in keeping our troops safe and significantly increasing the capability to fight main battle tanks as well as any other ground target,” Väärsi added.
The land combat warfare system is intended to be remotely operated. Soldiers can deploy it while remaining at a safe distance and using a wireless or a tethered connection. The system will have a low heat and noise signature so it can stay unnoticed until completing its mission.