Land Platforms

Arms and Security 2019: Roboneers displays new Camel UGV and upgraded Ironclad

11 October 2019

Roboneers displayed its new Camel (right) and upgraded Ironclad (left) UGVs at the Arms and Security defence exhibition on 8–11 October. Source: Roboneers

Ukrainian company Roboneers unveiled its new Camel unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Arms and Security defence exhibition held in Kiev on 8-11 October.

Camel is similar in appearance to the Ironclad UGV but is designed entirely for logistics operations. It is similar to the Ironclad, except weighs much less.

The 4×4 platform weighs 500 kg and can carry a 400 kg payload. It can operate for up to 11 hours at a time when carrying a normal load. When running entirely on battery power, the unit can operate for up to two hours. The hybrid power reserve covers a range of up to 130 km.

Camel can achieve speeds of up to 20 km/h and a maximum gradient climb and side slope of 35˚. The unit has a length of 2.8 m, width of 1.7 m, and height of 1.3 m. It has a ground clearance of 40 cm and a towing capacity of up to 1,000 kg.

The 1,500 kg Ironclad has been upgraded. The front section has been enlarged to incorporate a larger 12.7 mm remote weapon station (RWS), as well as to be able to fit new liquid cooling systems to enable use of the platform in hot conditions. The RWS has 400 rounds of ammunition. It has a 360˚ view, day and night vision, as well as thermal imaging. The Ironclad is equipped with various sensors for collecting and transmitting data, as well as guidance and tracking purposes.

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