Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Milrem Robotics will jointly develop a new Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) named Nordic Robotic Wingman.
The Nordic Robotic Wingman will be based on Milrem Robotics’ Type-X RCV and Kongsberg’s latest Protector Remote Turrets (RT). The two companies exhibited the first Nordic Robotic Wingman concept at DSEI 2021.
The wingman will address the requirements of many countries, especially the Nordics and Western Europe, and the US,” according to Sverker Svärdby, Managing Director of Milrem Robotics’ Sweden. “Combining our knowledge of robotic combat vehicles and Kongsberg’s wide range of systems and extensive expertise in defence systems development, we are capable of providing world-class systems based on customer needs,” he said.
“Kongsberg has a family of unmanned Protector Remote Weapon Systems, ranging from the smallest RS2 Remote Weapon Station to the true Infantry Fighting Vehicle turret RT60 with Anti-Tank Guided Missile capability. “Kongsberg’s solution provides the operator with situational awareness and a safe and secure network-based fire control that is fielded with the Norwegian Army and in delivery to the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle program,” said Arne Gjennestad, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Kongsberg.
Milrem Robotics’ Type-X is equipped with intelligent functions such as follow-me, waypoint navigation and obstacle detection with Artificial Intelligence being part of the algorithms. With the Type-X Milrem Robotics also introduces a feature called Indirect Drive that allows remote-controlled operations at higher speeds.
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