Eurosatory 2016

Baring sharp teeth [ES2016D1]

13 June 2016

General Robotics (Hall 6, Stand D732), the Israeli specialist in the development, manufacture and marketing of advanced robotic systems for defence and homeland security, is showing for the first time DOGO (left), a lightweight tactical combat robot capable of carrying light weapons. The company is also introducing Pitbull, an ultra-lightweight weapon station with integral sensors for accurate and fast detection and counter-fire capabilities.

Weighing only 12kg, DOGO was designed for special forces, SWAT teams and infantry missions, and can manoeuvre across difficult terrain as well as climb stairs. Light weapons can be quickly attached and easily operated (Point & Shoot). DOGO can also integrate with non-lethal modules. The robot includes eight video cameras that provide 360° images and boresight views, and is outfitted with the means to communicate in hostage situations.

Pitbull, a very lightweight weapon station weighing only 50kg, includes sensor systems that enable accurate detection of hostile fire, and can respond in a matter of seconds. It also includes a miniaturised radar system for detection of targets under inclement weather conditions. These two systems together enable fast and accurate detection regarding the direction of hostile fire, as well as automatic immediate return of fire. Pitbull is easily installed on all types of vehicles and stationary positions, and can be integrated with existing sensor systems.

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