Robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics has launched the THeMIS Observe, an autonomous Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) equipped with the company’s Intelligent Functions Kit that enables autonomous follow-me, waypoint navigation with obstacle detection and avoidance.
“A UGV-based ISR system significantly increases a tactical unit’s reaction speed on targets as well as the stand-off distance from enemy units,” said Cpt (res) Jüri Pajuste, Defense Research Director at Milrem Robotics. “Thanks to that the capability and survivability of tactical reconnaissance units will increase considerably.”
The THeMIS Observe is integrated with ISR equipment from various leaders in their fields. The system includes the Z:Sparrowhawk camera from HENSOLDT, the Squire radar by Thales, Metravib Defence Pearl acoustic shot detection and the ROSY (Rapid Obscuring System) by Rheinmetall. The system can also be equipped with a light remote weapon station for military use.
“The combination of those systems allows units to do multi-sensor identification on one platform and react faster on emerging targets,” Pajuste added.
The THeMIS Observe will be demonstrated during the European Commission’s European Defense Industrial Development Program (EDIDP)-funded iMUGS project’s fourth demonstration in Belgium in June, and at Eurosatury 2022.
The iMUGS project aims to develop a European standardized Unmanned Ground System (EUGS). During the project, modular and scalable architecture for hybrid manned-unmanned systems will be developed to standardize a European wide ecosystem.