Rheinmetall Mission Master UGV (MMUGV) uses the 8×8 Avenger manufactured by Argo of Canada as a wheeled platform, designed to support troops on dismounted operations, providing logistic transport, surveillance, protection, medical evacuation, fire suppression, CBRN detection, and communication relay.

“we recognized the need for a new type of asset that would free up troops to focus on more important tasks,” states Stéphane Oehrli, President and CEO for Rheinmetall Canada. “With Mission Master, Cargo, soldiers can leverage artificial intelligence and robotic muscles for the dull, dirty, and dangerous parts of the mission and, most importantly, safely accomplish their tasks on the field”.

Proven in operations in extreme outdoor conditions, the MMUGV perform long endurance missions and silent operation, the Mission Master uses a hybrid electric drive powered by an onboard generator to sustain up to 8 hours of autonomy. The fully amphibious robot is designed with modular containers and large loading area to carry mission payloads at a total weight of up to 600 kg. The UGV can be teleoperated within line of sight or use semi-autonomous ‘follow-me’ or convoy modes on operations in other conditions. It can travel on and off road at a speed of 40 km/h.

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The vehicle is air transportable inside heavy helicopters (CH53, CH47) and slung loaded on other helicopters with adequate lift capacity. On amphibious operations, it can carry half its regular payload (300 kg) moving in water at 5 km/h. In such roles, the vehicle can also carry soldiers to support river crossing operations.

MMUGV is shown here at Eurosatory 2018 with the basic infantry support cargo configuration. The basic configuration includes 360 vision, driving cameras, and LIDAR for obstacle detection and area scanning. The vehicle also shows a ROSI self-defense smoke dischargers that can be activated remotely upon detection the of a threat or masking other units. Photo: Defense-Update
The MMUGV can be fitted with different mission payloads, including a remotely controlled weapon station (seen on the top left side) and telescopic mast mounted ISR sensor pack (below). Photo: Defense-Update