Estonia-based defence solutions provider Milrem has launched the tracked hybrid modular infantry system (THeMIS), a modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).

The THeMIS is a multi-mission vehicle that allows different superstructures to be mounted and integrated onto its platform. It can facilitate a wide range of operations, such as rescue, transport, and reconnaissance missions.

Developed in collaboration with Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), THeMIS ADDER variant is equipped with ST Kinetics’ remote weapon station, the RWS ADDER.

Milrem CEO Kuldar Väärsi said: "Unmanned systems will play a significant role in the development of military capabilities in future. Within the next ten years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting the human troops during joint missions.

"Within the next ten years, we will see smart ground systems complimenting human troops during joint missions."

"We are excited to be in cooperation with ST Kinetics for THeMIS ADDER, and we’re sure that this universal UGV concept will effectively supplement defence capabilities on a battalion level."

The company has successfully completed initial running tests for the THeMIS prototype, and the vehicles are expected to be ready for production in late 2016.

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The company has also launched the Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution (DIBS), which uses smart unmanned systems to analyse and provide new approaches to warfare strategies.

Image: THeMIS ADDER will be ready for production by the end of this year. Photo: Milrem AS.