Singaporean Army Unveils New UGV

18 May 2011 (Last Updated May 18th, 2011 18:30)

The Singaporean Army has unveiled a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the Rush demonstrator, which is expected to meet the army's future operational requirements. The UGV has been developed by DSO, Singapore's national defence R&D organisation, to enhance Singapore Armed Forces' comb

The Singaporean Army has unveiled a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the Rush demonstrator, which is expected to meet the army's future operational requirements.

The UGV has been developed by DSO, Singapore's national defence R&D organisation, to enhance Singapore Armed Forces' combat capabilities and to defend against potential threats.

The Rush demonstrator is designed to perform multiple roles such as forward tactical surveillance; chemical, biological, radiological and explosive defence, combat support and even casualty evacuation.

The 40kg UGV can support two modular mission payloads, the electro-optical / infrared camera and the manipulator arm and gripper for explosive ordnance disposal tasks and real-time tactical surveillance.

The army has plans to proceed into full-scale development of the robot depending on the success of the machine.