Estonia’s Milrem seeks manufacturing partners in US for Titan UGV production
Estonian defence equipment firm Milrem is seeking potential partners for the production of Titan unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) in the US.
Milrem’s Titan has been developed in collaboration with QinetiQ North America (QNA).
Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi said: “Milrem has been looking for potential manufacturing partners in the US for some time now.
“Since our first-of-its-kind unmanned ground vehicle Titan has been accepted to Phase I of the US Army’s testing programme SMET the activities have been accelerated.”
The UGV comprises modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS and the tactical robot controller (TRC) and robotic appliqué kit (RAK) from QNA.
THeMIS is a multi-mission, unmanned ground vehicle designed to perform a wide range of military missions in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas.
Using QNA’s lightweight, wearable TRC, soldiers or operators will be able to control a family of unmanned ground vehicles, various unmanned air vehicles and unattended ground sensors.
The RAK can be operated in both manned and unmanned modes and is equipped with safety features that keep away first responders and military personnel from dangerous situations.
Designed to support dismounted troops, Titan can be used to carry different remote weapon stations equipped with small and large-calibre weapons.
Vaarsi added: “The need to support warfighters with smart unmanned systems is increasing. Milrem’s UGV may be used on the battlefield in various roles while keeping lifecycle management and logistics costs to a minimum.”
In addition, the UGV can be used as an explosive ordinance detection and disposal unit for tethered or non-tethered unmanned aerial vehicles.
Milrem is to showcase Titan UGV at the ninth annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in Michigan, US, this week.
Image: Titan will carry all the supplies warfighters need. Photo: courtesy of Milrem.