Milrem Robotics Brings Autonomous Warfare Capabilities to the Battlefield
Milrem Robotics took the first step towards providing combat units with autonomous warfare systems last week when it successfully reached and demonstrated a significant milestone in its autonomy program – waypoint navigation.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171218006128/en/
The autonomous solution was tested on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), also a product of Milrem Robotics.
This solution allows the UGV to drive along a predetermined route without the need for the operator to remotely control it. A practical usage of such a system would be for example providing perimeter security – a UGV with different sensors patrols a campsite autonomously and detects vehicles or persons advancing on friendly positions.
Such UGVs can also be equipped with different weapon systems to take action against enemy forces. The trigger would however be strictly in the hands of a human operator whom the unmanned system would send an alert based on collected information.
“Autonomous systems are a game changer on the battlefield, that will significantly enhance the capabilities of military units,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “This demonstration was only the first example of the autonomous capabilities we are developing. Adding autonomous functions will make our warfare systems more efficient and easily adaptable into armed forces.”
"Developing autonomous systems for off-road military and industrial environments is a challenging assignment. While self-driving cars and delivery robots rely on a highly structured environment, such as roads and road markers, the UGV has to make its own road over and through rough terrain,” said Henri Kuuste, System Architect at Milrem Robotics. “Many military scenarios rule out the use of clearly visible active sensors and GNSS location data. Signal jamming, damage and dirt are a constant factor when developing for these kinds of applications,” he added.
The waypoint navigation solution was demonstrated as part of a wider performance last week at the Estonian Defence Forces firing range near Tapa. Together with one of the leading firearms and weapon systems manufacturers FN Herstal live firing tests of the joint product THeMIS with deFNder® Medium remote weapon station were also conducted. This product was unveiled at this year’s DSEI.
Please find the video of waypoint navigation here – https://youtu.be/Sp-baaRC0fI
And pictures of the demonstration here – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/daofhrh4zhlwvq3/AAC_fBeCN9-CI-x22gaJg0XKa?dl=0
Gert D. Hankewitz
Information om Business Wire
101 California Street, 20th Floor
CA 94111 San Francisco
Følg pressemeddelelser fra Business Wire
Skriv dig op her og modtag pressemeddelelser på mail. Indtast din mail, klik på abonner og følg instruktionerne i den udsendte mail.
Flere pressemeddelelser fra Business Wire
CA-ANDERSEN-TAX21.8.2018 15:32 | pressemeddelelse
Andersen Global Expands in Africa with Oliveira & Associados
TX-MAVENIR21.8.2018 15:02 | pressemeddelelse
Mavenir Introduces RCS Business Messaging Partner Program to Enable MNO’s A2P Revenue Growth
DYNACOR-GOLD-MINES21.8.2018 14:05 | pressemeddelelse
Dynacor Announces First Quarterly Dividend Payment
FL-AERSALE21.8.2018 14:02 | pressemeddelelse
FAA Approves AerTrak for Boeing 757-200 Series Aircraft to Comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations Mandate
SMITHS-DETECTION21.8.2018 10:02 | pressemeddelelse
Smiths Detection Delivers Effective Lithium Battery Detection
CA-AVAYA-HOLDINGS-CORP.21.8.2018 09:02 | pressemeddelelse
Avaya Contact Centre Migration Improves Australian Department of Defence Effectiveness and Capability
I vores nyhedsrum kan du læse alle vores pressemeddelelser, tilgå materiale i form af billeder og dokumenter, og finde vores kontaktoplysninger.Besøg vores nyhedsrum