Israel Aerospace Industries launches RoBattle unmanned ground vehicle

13 June 2016 (Last Updated June 13th, 2016 18:30)

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its ground robot portfolio with the introduction of the new RoBattle unmanned ground vehicle.

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its ground robot portfolio with the introduction of the new RoBattle unmanned ground vehicle.

Designed to support tactical forces in mobile, dismounted operations, RoBattle is being showcased at the ongoing Eurosatory international land and airland defence and security exhibition being held in Paris, France.

The new unmanned, heavy-duty, highly manoeuvrable combat and support robotic system is fitted with a robotic kit comprising vehicle control, navigation, RT mapping and autonomy, sensors and mission payloads.

Furthermore, RoBattle can also be equipped with manipulator arms, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors and radars, and remotely controlled weapons.

IAI ground robotics systems deputy general manager Meir Shabtai said: "The RoBattle system is based on IAI's vast experience and heritage in development and manufacturing of unmanned systems including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

"The RoBattle system is based on IAI's vast experience and heritage in development and manufacturing of unmanned systems including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs)."

"With the modular 'robotic kit' methodology, designed to meet specific customer requirements, RoBattle is one of the most advanced combat, manoeuvring, ground robotics in the market.

"The RoBattle will become a significant player in the ground robotics market. It presents advanced technologies and capabilities that can close the operational gaps in the future battlefield challenges. We are looking forward to all opportunities in the market."

The RoBattle can also be used in intelligence, surveillance and armed reconnaissance; convoy protection, decoy, and ambush and attack missions.

Besides RoBattle, IAI's ground robotics portfolio also includes Panda, Sahar, RoboCon and Guardium UGV.


Image: Israel Aerospace Industries' RoBattle. Photo: courtesy of Israel Aerospace Industries.