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Eurosatory 2022: Milrem Robotics launches new C2 system for unmanned platforms

Milrem Robotics has launched a command-and-control (C2) platform for autonomous systems at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.

Speaking to Janes , Johan Persson, head of Systems Engineering for Milrem Robotics, said that the platform integrates unmanned air and ground systems into a composite C2 system, merging and exchanging sensor and effector data from the unmanned payloads to the platform.

Persson said that the operator can monitor and remotely control up to six unmanned platforms, delivering missions and tasking orders, while also receiving information from the systems payloads, such as maps and tactical data, as well as components' information such as its energy and fault status, and operating parameters.

There is scope for integrating more than six unmanned systems in the future, he added.

The autonomy engine within the C2 system can also calculate routes against predetermined mission sets such as search, intercept, and shadow – based on the selected vehicles' mobility and intelligence characteristics – to determine the optimum route or system to achieve the planned objective, Persson said.

According to Milrem Robotics, the platform “supports user-defined autonomous mission and behaviour sets, delivers an ALFUS [Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems] Contextual Autonomy Capability level of 4+ for behaviours related to autonomous navigation such as route planning, object avoidance, and geo-mapping. It also provides many autonomous functions like flight control, target detection, and automatic optimised routing”.

Milrem Robotics has identified six different subclasses of vehicles that are operable with the C2 system. These comprise the company's THeMIS large tracked unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), a wheeled vehicle in a similar weight class, two smaller UGVs, as well as two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), said Persson.

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