Eurosatory 2016

Deadly strike [ES2016D3]

15 June 2016

On the battlefield it would approach almost unseen to deliver a deadly strike. Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem (Hall 5, Stand J521) and ST Kinetics of Singapore are demonstrating for the first time at Eurosatory their weaponised unmanned ground vehicle system, the THeMIS:Adder. The system comprises the Adder wireless remote weapon station (RWS) developed by ST Kinetics, mounted on the first fully modular THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle from Milrem.

“Armed UGVs can dramatically increase the firepower of military units and can even be a substitute for soldiers in certain tactical situations,” said Milrem chief executive Kuldar Väärsi.

With a payload capacity of 750-1,000kg, THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) is suited to a wide variety of applications. These include armed tactical defence, remote reconnaissance, supply delivery, counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) platform and medevac.

According to Milrem, the THeMIS prototype has successfully completed initial running tests, the last of which was conducted with the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) at the live military exercise Spring Storm 2016. First live firing tests will be conducted with the EDF and ST Kinetics from August through September 2016.

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