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Israeli firms hope to cash in on international unmanned ground vehicle market

TEL AVIV: Across the world, there is a growing sense that land-based forces need to begin relying heavily on unmanned combat vehicles – and industry is ready to chip in. Israeli firms, bolstered by serious interest from the Israeli Defense Force, are hoping to cash in on the growing interest. Firms are moving quickly to plug R&D money into this new sector, while the IDF is working on acquiring a variety of new systems – largely classified due to the payloads they carry.
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army-technology.com

RBSL-led consortium to explore concepts for British Army’s future UGVs

A consortium led by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) is working to explore new concepts for a highly capable uncrewed ground vehicle (UGV) for the British Army. This comes after the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), an agency under the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), started a new study to assess different approaches to UGVs. The study is part of the larger mounted combat systems research project.
MILITARY
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intecaerospace.com

Dstl showcases ongoing tech projects from its labs at Porton Down

British soldiers and an UGV-mounted sensor taking part in this year’s CUE21 experiment in Portmouth, Hampshire. The experiment used new technology to address the complexities of developing situational awareness in an urban environment. (Dstl) The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) opened up its facilities in...
TECHNOLOGY
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gpsworld.com

Inertial Labs acquires IMU company Memsense

The Inertial Labs and Memsense workforce will address the rapidly evolving needs of global customers. The combined company of more than 100 employees and 500 customers expects to introduce breakthrough technologies at an accelerated pace across high-value areas such as autonomous vehicles, GPS-denied navigation, industrial machines, and aerospace and defense.
BUSINESS
shephardmedia.com

Russian MoD receives mine clearance UGV

The Russian MoD has announced that military engineers of the Central Military District (CMD) for the first time received the robotic mine clearance UGV, Uran-6. The Uran-6 is designed for mine clearance of terrain in urban and mountainous areas. It can also be used to make passages in minefields and...
MILITARY
homelandprepnews.com

Defense Department receives World R&D 100 Award

Department of Defense (DoD) officials said the agency’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering has earned R&D World R&D 100 Award honors. The DoD indicated the recognition within the Software/Services category stems from the development and implementation of the Motion Under Rubble Measured Using Radar (MURMUR) program via the Directorate of Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities.
MILITARY

Kenji-X1 open source modular robot platform hits Kickstarter

If you are interested in robotics and building your very own robot you may be interested in the Kenji-X1 open source modular robotics platform. Specifically created to provide an easy-to-use platform for monitoring and terrain exploration applications on land, the modular robotic system can easily be modified to suit your requirements and features a camera, obstacle avoidance technology, mapping, mechanical arms, sensors, wireless connectivity with a chassis and components made from industrial grade materials.
ELECTRONICS
insideunmannedsystems.com

LMT Showcases Deployment of Unmanned Systems in a Milrem Robotics-led iMUGS Consortium Demonstration

The iMUGS Consortium, in charge of a 32,6M EUR project developing the European standard unmanned ground system (UGS), demonstrated how defense forces can use tactical 4G/5G communications networks, as well as UGS’ equipped with ISR and signal intelligence payloads, jammers, acoustic sensors, and various other technology to conduct missions. The...
TECHNOLOGY
Janes

Sweden receives first serial production Gripen Es

To mark the onset of serial production deliveries, Saab flew an eight-ship formation of test and serial Gripen Es for both Sweden and Brazil. (Saab) Saab commenced serial production deliveries of the Gripen E combat aircraft to the Swedish Air Force (SwAF) on 24 November. The milestone, which coincided with...
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
Janes

Switzerland signs Air2030 contracts

Having made its selection of the F-35A (pictured) and Patriot earlier in 2021, Switzerland has now signed contracts for both systems. (Commonwealth of Australia) Switzerland has signed for both the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and the Raytheon Patriot ground-based air-defence systems (GBADS) to fulfil its Air2030 requirement. The Federal...
ECONOMY
Janes

Australia retires legacy Hornets

Australia has retired the last of its Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft after more than 35 years of service. The Department of Defence (DoD) announced the end of ‘legacy' Hornet operations at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown in New South Wales on 29 November. Australia received the first...
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
globalspec.com

Video: Autonomous military vehicle featuring deployable drone introduced

A military unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) dubbed Rook has been developed through a collaboration between Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense firm and U.S. autonomous vehicle manufacturer Roboteam. The fully autonomous, multi-payload Rook can reportedly handle rough terrain both day and night, deliver supplies, evacuate casualties, track soldiers, conduct surveillance, function...
MILITARY
roboticstomorrow.com

Start ROS-base Gazebo Simulation With AgileX Robotics Unmanned Ground Robotics Chassis

Nowadays, AgileX Robotics announced that its most mobile chassis development platforms have gotten new GAZEBO simulation modelling and environments ready, that is designed by AgileX Robotics very own software team. To get started with ROS and simulating our robots in Gazebo via our GitHub link: https://lnkd.in/g4YWgKaU. Articles. Moreover, Scout 2.0...
COMPUTERS
aithority.com

Milrem Robotics Led iMUGS Consortium Demonstrates Deployment Of Unmanned Systems

The iMUGS Consortium, in charge of a 32,6 MEUR project developing the European standard unmanned ground system (UGS), demonstrated how defence forces can use tactical 4G/5G communications networks and UGS’ equipped with ISR and signal intelligence payloads, jammers, acoustic sensors, and various other technology to conduct missions. The demonstration that...
ENGINEERING
army-technology.com

iMUGS consortium showcases tactical 4G/5G communications networks and UGS

An integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System (iMUGS) consortium led by European developer Milrem Robotics, showcased crewed units working alongside uncrewed systems. In the demonstration, tactical 4G/5G communications networks and uncrewed ground systems (UGS) fitted with a specific list of payloads were used. The UGSs were equipped with intelligence, surveillance, and...
ENGINEERING
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