The global premiere of an anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is one of the highlights of the ongoing show, with MBDA and Milrem Robotics, making the debut of the advanced concept system, just eight months after they announced the start of feasibility studies of the system.
“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,” says 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 adds.
The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun. The turret weighs 250 kg (including missiles) and features a 7.62 mm FNH MG for close combat.
“Being delivered to the French Army since the end of 2017, the MMP system is now deployed by the French forces in theatre, where it replaces the Milan and Javelin missiles. With fully digitalized functions of observation, targeting, positioning and guidance, the MMP system is perfectly suited for integration on vehicles, including remotely operated ones,” says Francis Bordachar, Military Advisor Land Products at MBDA.
Intended to be remotely operated, the land combat warfare system can be deployed by soldiers from a safe distance with the systems low heat and noise signature, allowing it to stay unnoticed until completing its mission.
The systems high resolution day and night optronics allow for identification of targets at long ranges and their engagements.
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