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DRAILER ~ the New Arquus Robot

DRAILER [© Arquus]

For the first time at Eurosatory, Arquus reveals its robotic platform that support fighters ~ namely the multifunctional DRAILER.

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Press Release, Guyancourt, 18 June 2024: Aware of the advantages that new technologies bring to the battlefield and supporting this dynamic, Arquus has decided to combine its expertise in mobility and robotics to create a multifunctional platform, the DRAILER.

A teleoperated vehicle, the DRAILER is a 4×4 platform that can be deployed for infantry support missions, as well as various specialised missions such as engineering, electronic warfare, counter-drone operations, and very short-range ground-to-air missions. Equipped with a hybrid electric/diesel propulsion system ensuring silent movement, the DRAILER is a high-tech robot with autonomy suited to operational theatres. A versatile, towable platform, it is a valuable companion in the field! It can adapt to numerous payloads while maintaining crossing capabilities that meet high-intensity expectations.

The new Arquus innovation is being showcased at Eurosatory, revealing its features:

  • 4×4 robot with all-wheel drive and steering, offering mobility and agility!
  • Equipped with independent suspensions, the DRAILER can tackle slopes of up to 60% and side slopes of 30%, providing exceptional mobility on all types of terrain.
  • Versatile platform, towable up to 90 km/h, and teleoperable up to 40 km/h. It is an operational asset in high-intensity theatres.
  • With its 14kWh battery and Diesel generator, it can operate continuously for 200 km at 20 km/h or 24 hours on standby.
  • Flatbed format 2450×1600 modular, capable of transporting heavy equipment with a payload of 700 kg.
  • BLOS teleoperation up to 2 km.
  • At Eurosatory, the DRAILER will be displayed in its infantry support version with a teleoperated HORNET 12.7 mm turret.
DRAILER at Eurosatory 2024 [© Arquus]

DRAILER Technical Specifications

  • Type: Robot 4×4
  • GVW: 1.7 tonnes
  • Payload: 700 kg
  • Engine power: 100 hp
  • Diesel fuel range extender (x2)
  • 14 KWh li-ion battery
  • BLOS remote operation up to 2 km
  • Autonomy bricks
  • Cyber security for components
  • RCWS 12.7 mm
  • Ammunition boxes
  • Anti-tank rocket

Performance:

  • Max towed speed: 90km/h
  • Maximum off-road speed: 40 km/h
  • Gradient: 60% / Side Slope: 30%

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