MBDA and Milrem Robotics debut the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region.
The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun. “This combination of two of the most modern technologies in their field is a very good example how robotic warfare systems will bring disruption to the battlefield and make some traditional technologies obsolete,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “Our unmanned land combat system under study together with MBDA will be very efficient in keeping our troops safe and significantly increasing the capability to fight main battle tanks as well as any other ground target,” Väärsi added.
The land combat warfare system is intended to be remotely operated. Soldiers can deploy it while remaining at a safe distance and using a wireless or a tethered connection. The system will have a low heat and noise signature so it can stay unnoticed until completing its mission.
“Being delivered to the French Army since the end of 2017, the MMP system is now deployed by the French forces in theatre, where it replaces the Milan and Javelin missiles. With fully digitalized functions of observation, targeting, positioning and guidance, the MMP system is perfectly suited for integration on vehicles, including remotely operated ones” said Francis Bordachar, Military Advisor Land Products at MBDA.
Raytheon has won a Dh1.3 billion (US $353 million) contract to supply Patriot missiles for the UAE Air Force and UAE Air Defense Force on the opening day of IDEX and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (Navdex 2019) that kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday
Russia's Kalashnikov drone capable of self-exploding on approaching a target was unveiled on Sunday during the IDEX-2019 arms exhibition being held at the United Arab Emirates. The drone, Kamikaze KYB, has completed all the tests and is ready for use
Russian State Corporation Rostec will present the latest models of Pantsir-ME, a shipborne air-defense missile and artillery system, as well as the 200 series of Kalashnikov assault rifles for the first time at the IDEX 2019 exhibition starting Sunday. In addition to military products, IDEX will see Russia exhibit Aurus, the armored limousine being a part of the Cortege project, which Rostec holdings contributed to, the company said in a statement Thursday
Rosoboronexport will display their naval combined air defence system system, Pantsir-ME at IDEX 2019. There will be a full-scale specimen on display in the middle of the combined Russian exposition organized by Rosoboronexport, the company said in a statement Tuesday
MBDA has won a contract to integrate Brimstone missile onto UK Air Force's Protector RG Mk1 drone. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide new capabilities to the Air Force's ISTAR force, enabling them to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets (including maritime fast attack craft for the first time), MBDA said in a statement Thursday
MBDA has received a contract for the integration of its Brimstone high-precision strike missile onto the Royal Air Forces Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft developed and manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide key new capabilities to the Royal Air Forces ISTAR force, enabling them to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets (including maritime fast attack craft for the first time)
MBDA has test-fired latest iteration of the precision-strike weapon, Brimstone 3. Conducted at the Vidsel range in Sweden, the telemetry unit-equipped Brimstone 3 was deployed from a surface launcher against a pick-up truck target, the company said in a statement
Anglo-French future cruise missile programme has passed a key review jointly conducted with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Direction Générale de lArmement (DGA), the British and French armament procurement agencies. The conclusion part of the review helps the two nations to select the most promising missile concepts, MBDA said in a statement Wednesday
Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly create a Combat Management System (CMS) Integration Laboratory at IDEX-2019 being held at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The CMS Laboratory will be capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the software of Leonardos CMS system operational in over 20 UAE Navys ships, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Russia will supply China with new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems as a replacement for the ones that were damaged in a storm last year during the delivery process. “The contract was signed long ago and the order would have been completed by now
Russian firm Kalashnikov has unveiled a new family of assault rifles, AK-200 at the ongoing IDEX-2019 event in United Arab Emirates. Kalashnikov is eyeing to market its products at the exhibition well
United Arab Emirates has inked a Dh 147 million ($40 million) contract with Russia for Kornet-E anti-tank missile systems during the ongoing International Defense Exhibition IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi. "A contract has been signed with the Russian JSC KBP Instrument Design Bureau [defense industry] company to buy Kornet-E systems worth 146,92 million dirhams," Brig
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