Italian Army Seeks to Develop Robotics Program

Milrem Robotics will explore Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) technology to update the Italian Army’s RAS strategy for the introduction of unmanned systems and related technology into service By DA Reporter / 17 Jan 2022
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The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded Milrem Robotics a contract to provide Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Services to the Italian Army.

The scope of the multi-year campaign is to explore RAS technology in order to update the Italian Army’s RAS strategy and outline an implementation roadmap for the introduction of unmanned systems and related technology into service.

Milrem Robotics will support the Italian Army in developing a clear path to how RAS technology, systems and architectures can generate operational advantages and benefits for ground armed forces operating in urbanized environments.

“Milrem is proud to be selected as the partner for supporting the Italian Armed Forces in one of the most advanced and challenging RAS CD&E initiatives in the world,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “This program is well in line with our core competencies as a system integrator for autonomous and robotic technologies.”

The Italian CD&E level of ambition is to exploit prototyping skills and technological capabilities to demonstrate future operational benefits, and to identify short to mid-term (5-15 years) transformational initiatives for the development of operational RAS capabilities.

The scope of the cooperation is to capture, analyze and deliver decision support data from all stages of the experimentation process, stemming from field activities, war-gaming, modelling and simulation, innovative technologies, etc., that will respond to the challenges set forth by the problem statement.

The deliverables of the contract include a Command and Control (C2) System, an autonomy engine, systems integration of 3rd party capabilities, several unmanned ground and air vehicles and a variety of sensors and effectors.

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