Land Platforms

KADDB unveils weaponised UGV

20 July 2018
KADDB’s weaponised unmanned ground vehicle is shown armed with a 7.62 mm M240 machine gun. Source: Christopher F Foss

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has developed a weaponised unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) under a private venture.

A complete system comprises the UGV, handheld control unit and a lightweight communications backpack.

According to company specifications, the 250 kg UGV is 1 m long, 0.78 m wide, and 0.34 m tall without a weapon.

It has been shown armed with a FN 7.62 mm M240 machine gun (MG) with an effective range of 800 m, which is provided with 200 rounds of ready use ammunition. Other weapons such as a FN Minimi 5.56 mm MG can also be installed.

The weapon mount has electric traverse through 180° in the azimuth and electric elevation from -20 to +45°.

The sensor pod is mounted above and to the rear of the weapon and currently includes a day camera with a x30 zoom. Four daylight cameras are also mounted on the chassis.

It can be operated by remote control up to 3 km away. However, it can also be controlled via a fibre-optic communications link with a stated maximum range of up to 400 m.

The UGV is battery powered with an endurance of up to 1.5 hours in continuous operation, with a quoted maximum speed of 10 km/h in forward and reverse.

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