Land Platforms

Milos UGV rolled out

06 July 2017
Milos has been configured with an offensive payload. Source: Christopher F Foss

Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MIT) has worked with the Special Products Factory Namenska to develop to the prototype stage an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designated Milos.

This is claimed to be able to be operate out to a maximum distance of 1 km.

Milos has been presented in a configuration that features a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) armed with a locally developed 7.62 mm M86 machine gun (MG) and an RBG 40 mm/6 M-11 grenade launcher.

The MG offers a maximum effective range of up to 800 m, while the grenade can effectively engage targets out to 400 m.

The RCWS can be traversed through 360° at a maximum rate of 20°/sec, with weapon elevation from -5 to 45° at 10°/sec.

The sensor pod is mounted on the right side and includes a CCD wide field-of-view (CCD WFOV) camera, day CCD narrow FoV camera, night/thermal camera, and a laser rangefinder.

Milos is fitted with steel tracks, but rubber band tracks have been tested; MIT is quoting a maximum speed of up to 7 km/h.

Milos has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 620 kg and the onboard batteries provide sufficient power for one hour of continuous operation.

For improved mobility, Milos can conduct a pivot turn, a design feature that is intended to enhance utility in restricted spaces.

The platform has an overall length of 1,725 mm, a width of 770 mm, and a height of 950 mm.

Milos would typically be carried in a trailer equipped with loading ramps, with the operator's control station integrated into the vehicle that tows the trailer.

Typical roles for Milos are set to include battlefield reconnaissance and anti-tank missions, although the weapons fit on the prototype would have to be changed for the latter role.

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