MSI-Defence Systems Limited (MSI-DSL), World’s leading capability in defense systems, and Milrem Robotics, an Estonian Robotic vehicle manufacturer, have unitedly unveiled Robust Unmanned kinetic C-UAV capabilities at DSEI 2021.
Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) combined with MSI-Remote DSL’s Weapon Systems (RWS) and Electrical Optical Sensor Systems provide a significant improvement in countering mini-UAV, loitering munitions, and other small, difficult-to-detect airborne targets.
The unmanned C-UAS systems will be highly mobile and capable of carrying payloads ranging from 7.62 to 30 mm in diameters, such as the Northrop Grumman M230 cannon and Thales LMM missiles. Even if armored, it will be able to detect and engage larger air threats. Also, it can defend ground targets while protecting the operator from threats, thus making it a very adaptive autonomous system for modern-day warfare.
Russell Gregory, MSI-Head DSL’s of Strategy, Industrial Relations, and Market Development, stated that MSI-DSL and Milrem are committed to providing operators with “cutting-edge” capabilities. The system’s autonomy allows the operator to Sense, Identify, Decide, and Effect over a large area without putting the operator in danger.
Captain (res) Jüri Pajuste, Defence Research and Development Director at Milrem Robotics, stated that in recent conflicts, the use of drones and loitering munitions against various military targets has increased. The use of this type of equipment has increased the lethality of low-level conflicts. To counter these new threats, using unmanned ground systems with intelligent functions increases force protection, gives tactical units the flexibility to engage aerial and/or land targets, and ultimately reduces loss of life.
The first collaboratively developed system will be on display at DSEI 2021 in London on September 13-14, in Milrem Robotics’ stand no. H4-122.