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Sweden acquires THeMIS UGV for trials

Sweden becomes the latest country to acquire the TheMIS UGV from Milrem Robotics. The platform, pictured during the UGV Autonomy Trials held in June 2023 in Estonia, has a maximum payload weight of 1,200 kg. (Janes/Olivia Savage)

Milrem Robotics has been contracted to supply its THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Swedish military for trials and experimentations.

Announced by the company on 26 June and signed at Eurosatory 2024, the deal involves the delivery of the THeMIS Cargo UGV equipped with Milrem Intelligent Function Integration Kit (MIFIK).

Trials will be carried out by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Defence Research Agency (FOI), and Armed Forces.

A Milrem Robotics spokesperson confirmed to Janes that one unit is being delivered as part of the order. The company could not disclose when trials would commence.

According to a company announcement, the integration process will involve “rigorous training for Swedish military personnel to ensure seamless operation and maintenance of the vehicle. Additionally, Milrem Robotics will provide ongoing support and updates to ensure the system remains at the forefront of technological advancements”.

The THeMIS Cargo is designed to transport equipment, including ammunition, supplies, and fuel. Featuring a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain, the vehicle has a maximum 8–10 hour endurance, although this is reduced to 0.5–1 hour when operating solely on battery power.

Ukraine has received 14 THeMIS Cargo casevac (casualty evacuation) vehicles, which they use for demining, route clearance, and resupply missions.

For more information on the THeMIS, please seeTHeMIS .

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