Thailand has received the THeMIS Combat uncrewed ground vehicle (UGV) from autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics.

The move will enable the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), in Thailand, and the Royal Thai Army to start the assessment of the robotic combat vehicle (RCV) soon.

The RCV includes the THeMIS UGV and the R400S – Mk2-HD remote weapon station (RWS). The RWS, which includes the Northrop Grumman M230 LF cannon, was delivered by the Australian space and defence company Electro Optic Systems (EOS).

According to Milrem Robotics, the company was responsible for integrating the RCV system.

Milrem Robotics CEO Kuldar Väärsi said: “It’s our honour to be the robotic systems partner with the Royal Thai Army and DTI. This is a significant delivery and deployment for the Milrem THeMIS.

“It demonstrates that the THeMIS can master very challenging environments. Also, the successful integration of a 30mm weapon system brings THeMIS firepower to the next level.

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“Cooperation with DTI will grow the local robotic technology capabilities in Thailand, in terms of the local assembly and system integration.”

The THeMIS Combat UGV is designed as a force multiplier, to provide direct fire support for manoeuvre forces.

It features an integrated self-stabilising, remote-controlled weapon system to operate over wide areas with high precision.

The UGVs can also operate with light or heavy machine guns and 40mm grenade launchers, as well as anti-tank missile systems.

To date, 12 countries have acquired the THeMIS UGV systems.

Last month, Milrem Robotics secured a multi-year contract to provide RAS concept development and experimentation (CD&E) services to the Italian Army.