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DSEI 2021: IAI unveils Rex MK II UGV

IAI unveiled the Rex MK II UGV at DSEI 2021. (IAI)

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled the Rex MK II unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021, being held in London on 14–17 September. The 4×4 all-wheel hybrid electric vehicle is designed to provide logistic support, gather intelligence, and conduct remote attacks, IAI said in a 13 September press release.

Asked by Janes what the difference is between the the Rex MK II and the original Rex UGV, IAI deputy general manager for robotics and autonomous systems Rani Avni said it was more manoeuverable in different terrain and multipurpose, adding that it had reached a high level of capability in terms of maneuverability, autonomy, and integration of various systems.

The multimission Rex MK II has a payload capacity of up to 1.3 tonnes, compared to 350 kg for the original Rex UGV. The Rex MK II can carry ammunition, medical equipment, water, food, or wounded personnel on stretchers; gather intelligence with an electro-optical sensor and radar payload; be equipped with a remote controlled weapon station armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun or 50-cal heavy machine gun; or support other missions as required.

The Rex MK II can be operated autonomously or by a single operator using wireless communication.

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