David Donald, Paris
MBDA has teamed with Estonian unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) specialist Milrem Robotics to develop a vehicle designed for the anti-tank role, the company announced during the Eurosatory defence show in Paris.
The project marries a Milrem THeMIS UGV with MBDA’s Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) medium-range anti-tank missile, the latter of which is to be fired from an integrated MMP precision attack combat turret (IMPACT).
THeMIS is a diesel-electric UGV that has a 10 h endurance, including up to 90 minutes in silent electric mode. Its top speed is 22 km/h and it has a payload capability of 750 kg. Milrem Robotics has designed the UGV with direct remote control using cameras over line-of-sight distances, or an autonomous guidance kit.
Developed primarily by MBDA for fitment onto light armoured vehicles, the 250 kg IMPACT motorised turret can carry two ready-to-launch MMP missiles and is equipped with the day/night sensors required for target acquisition.
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