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April 23, 2021updated 24 Nov 2021 4:58am

Milrem delivers first THeMIS combat unmanned ground vehicle for Australia

European developer Milrem Robotics has announced the delivery of the first THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to its Australian homeland security specialist XTEK.

European developer Milrem Robotics has announced the delivery of the first THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to its Australian homeland security specialist XTEK.

Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) is a multi-mission, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed to perform a wide range of military missions in dangerous environments.

XTEK will use this first THeMIS UAV for trial, evaluation and demonstration purposes.

Milrem Robotics CEO Kuldar Väärsi said: “I am thrilled about the synergy created with XTEK and delivering the most advanced robotic capabilities to Australia.

“In collaboration with XTEK, we can be close to our customer and secure continuous high-quality support.”

Milrem Robotics signed an agreement with XTEK to appoint the latter as the ‘exclusive distributor’ of the THeMIS UGV in Australia and New Zealand.

XTEK is also the exclusive distributor of the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle, and Milrem’s Intelligent Functions Integration Kit (MIFIK).

In addition to Australia, the THeMIS UGV has been procured by ten other countries.

Seven of these countries are Nato members, including Estonia, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway, the UK and the US.

XTEK managing director Philippe Odouard said: “The delivery of our first Milrem Robotics THeMIS is a major milestone for XTEK. The THeMIS platform is ideally suited for a broad range of applications within the Australian Defence Force, particularly the Australian Army.

“It is also the perfect platform for us to further showcase our ‘AirWolf’ sensor-to-shooter software, which distributes targeting information from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) to advanced combat configured UGVs such as THeMIS.”

Last month, Milrem Robotics and counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solutions provider Marduk Technologies introduced a mobile autonomous C-UAS platform.

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