Rheinmetall’s Mission Master robotic vehicle will join a two-year Concept Development & Experimentation programme of the Dutch Army.
The Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Unit of the 13th Light Brigade is running a multi-year Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) programme to pave the way for an operational unit. In the CD&E programme, various innovative operational concepts will be shaped to create desired Future Manoeuvre Elements that will enable the Dutch Army to execute missions more effectively. These operational concepts include the use of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGV). The Mission Master was transferred in November 2020.
The company delivered four UGVs to the U.K. in spring 2020. Configured for transporting cargo, these vehicles are forming part of the British Army's Robotic Platoon Vehicle programme. In addition, the scope of delivery comprised two stretcher systems that can be integrated into the cargo vehicle in just 60 seconds. The order also included training and service support as well as spare parts.
Mission Master A-UGV
The Mission Master is a modular A-UGV has many variants. On top of being useful for reconnaissance and surveillance operations, it can be fitted for tactical overwatch, CBRN detection, MEDEVAC operations, and firefighting missions. Each version of the Rheinmetall Mission Master is already networked to both the Argus soldier system and the Rheinmetall Command and Control Software, which can be installed in any user’s battle management system.