Estonia’s Milrem introduces the next generation autonomous vehicle

The Estonian defence solutions provider, Milrem Robotics, has introduced the next generation THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle, intended specifically for desert terrain and hot climates.

The company introduced the vehicle in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference.

The vehicle went through rigorous tests in the Emirates in the desert climate and terrain, the company said, adding that the knowledge gained from those tests has been incorporated into the new version of the THeMIS, internally designated the Type 4.

“The new THeMIS is 30 cm longer and has significantly better traction in desert conditions as well as better cooling systems,” Milrem said. “The vehicle has a larger payload area that can be used to carry different remote weapon systems, surveillance and C-IED equipment.”

The company has also developed an autonomous control system for the vehicle, specifically with waypoint navigation. This allows the vehicle to follow a predetermined path without the need for the operator to control it, the company noted.

Milrem is an Estonian defence solutions provider specialising in military engineering, repairing and maintenance, established in 2013.


Cover: THeMIS at UMEX 2018 (Milrem).

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