A Chinese arms company unveiled its ‘Mule-200’ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that can transport ammunition and supplies or provide fire cover.
The firm, Zhong Tian Zhi Kong Technology Holdings Company displayed the Mule-200 at the Unmanned System Exhibition and Conference 2020 (UMEX2020) in Abu Dhabi last week.
The Mule-200 is a medium-sized, multipurpose crawler UGV designed to accompany infantry units and transport ammunition and supplies, equip firearms and provide fire support at close range.
With two caterpillar tracks, the Mule-200 can travel in all kinds of terrain, at a top speed of 50kmph with a longest range of 50km. It runs on a gasoline-electrical hybrid engine.
While western unmanned systems hogged the limelight at the UMEX 2020, Chinese equipment was barely noticed largely due to a poor PR strategy by Chinese firms. Chinese entities at international arms fairs generally shy away from talking to the media and when approached, turn a cold shoulder to international journalists.