Israel Receives Avantguard Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle

9 June 2010 (Last Updated June 9th, 2010 18:30)

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has received the Avantguard unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) from G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems, a joint venture of Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. The AvantGuard UGCV is specifically designed for counter IED and ground manoeuvring comb

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has received the Avantguard unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) from G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems, a joint venture of Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries.

The AvantGuard UGCV is specifically designed for counter IED and ground manoeuvring combat operations in harsh terrain environments.

The vehicle incorporates a set of modular payloads including ground penetrating radar, counter-IED jammer, mini-pop cooled thermal surveillance camera, and counter-human and vehicle detection radar.

Controlled by a mobile operational control unit, the AvantGuard can perform a wide range of combat missions including counter IED, advance guard, armed sentry, combat logistic support and autonomously following a guide-foot soldier.

The Avantguard has been designed based on the technology of G-NIUS's Guardium UGV system, which provides rapid and effective combat capabilities tactical amphibious ground support vehicles.