Rheinmetall has completed a series of demonstrations of two new modules for the Mission Master SP autonomous uncrewed ground vehicles (A-UGV).
The company exhibited two Mission Master SP A-UGVs equipped with Escribano Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E) sensors and weapons systems at the latter’s new facilities in San Juan del Viso in Spain.
The demonstrations were attended by several Spanish government officials and international delegations.
One of the A-UGV- Mission Master SP – Fire Support carried the Escribano Guardian 2.0 Remote Weapon Station (RWS).
The other uncrewed vehicle, Mission Master SP – Surveillance, was equipped with the Escribano OTEOS sensor package.
During the demonstrations, the Mission Master SP – Surveillance detected a threat using the mast-mounted OTEOS and automatically shared its location with the Mission Master SP – Fire support, triggering a slew-to-cue.
In a statement, Rheinmetall said: “For Rheinmetall Canada, this series of demonstrations in Spain marks the first integration of an EM&E payload on its Mission Master SP A-UGV and its first collaboration with a Spanish company.
“This success underscores Rheinmetall’s mastery of system integration and the growing capabilities of its Mission Master family.”
Rheinmetall Mission Master is a line of A-UGVs developed by Rheinmetall Canada to support military troops in different missions.
These A-UGVs can be used for reconnaissance and surveillance operations, fire support, medical evacuation, and communication relay, among others.
The Mission Master family currently includes Mission Master SP A-UGV and the recently introduced Mission Master XT vehicles.