Milrem Robotics presents a new combat UGV ~ a combination of the THeMIS and the Leonardo HITROLE Light Remote Weapon Station.
Press Release, Tallinn, 31 October 2023: Milrem Robotics, Europe’s leading robotics and autonomous systems developer, presents a new combat UGV. The new system is the combination of Milrem Robotics’ intelligent THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and HITROLE Light Remote Weapon Station (RWS), one of the land turrets developed by Leonardo, a leading global Aerospace, Defence and Security company.
THeMIS Combat UGVs provide direct fire support for manoeuvre units and act as a force multiplier. With the HITROLE Light RWS which can be fitted with a 7.62 mm or a 12.7 mm Machine Gun or a 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher and is assisted by AI functions for target acquisition, recognition prioritisation and tracking, they provide the capability to perform multi-role tasks like surveillance, patrolling, border security, counter-sniper and asymmetric missions. Engagement of the target is always done by a human operator.
THeMIS Combat UGVs enhance force protection and increase stand-off distance by allowing the operator to utilise the weapon system and observe, day and night from a protected position. The HITROLE Light RWS is a multi-role ultra-lightweight turret of which more than 300 units are in service worldwide.
“The THeMIS has proven to be the most popular and suitable robotic mobility platform for RWS integrations. Our cooperation with Leonardo and the integration of HITROLE represent the next crucial steps in this journey. Together with Leonardo, we can offer a highly capable robotic combat system to the Italian Army and customers worldwide. This will significantly enhance warfighting capabilities and, even more importantly, contribute to troop safety,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.
¤ HITROLE is a registered trademark of Leonardo