CBRNE & EOD Defence

AUSA 2018: IAI announces new SAHAR C-IED unmanned ground vehicle

08 October 2018

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has revealed a new autonomous improvised explosive device (IED) detection system based on its SAHAR family of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

The system is “a robotic engineering scout” that “integrates a combination of multiple sensors” for detecting IEDs, the company said. Then, if necessary, the system can try to remove the IED with an articulated digging blade.

The key enabler is an IAI-ELTA ELI-3375 Counter-IED and Counter-Mine Suite (CIMS) and the suite’s Above-surface Detection System (ADS), Meir Shabtai, IAI’s general manager for robotic systems, told Jane’s on 8 October at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA's) annual meeting.

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