The Dragon Runner 10 from QinetiQ fitted with counter-IED payload. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Northrop Grumman displayed the Andros from Remotec, and provided some details about the next generation version of this leading EOD/ C-IED vehicle. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
DRS unveiled the new GuardBot, a ball-shaped UGV designed to float on water or roll on any surface, including mud, sand or ice. The bot can move autonomously in any direction, providing full 360 degree coverage by two roll stabilized cameras positioned on the two sides. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Oshkosh is displaying the TerraMax Cargo truck, based on a standard MTVR truck being evaluatqed by the U.S. marine Corps Warfighting Lab as a Cargo UGV autonomous resupply missions. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Four Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) autonomous cargo carriers are being tested by the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. Last year the vehicles participated in RIMPAC 2010 in Australia. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The use of weaponized UGVs is still controversial, less due to moral arguments, but more due to safety concerns. One of the first platforms to offer such capabilities is the MAARS from QinetiQ, a platform developed specifically for weaponized missions and enhanced with multiple safety measures to prevent accidental shooting at friendly forces. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
After winning the Army sponsored 'Project Workhorse', Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) competition, four Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support Systems (SMSS) vehicles are to be sent to Afghanistan as part of a three-month Military Utility Assessment (MUA). Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
The autonomous sensor and driving system integrated in the SMSS enables the vehicle to perform autonomous movement or respond to simple user commands. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
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