Estonia's Milrem Robotics has delivered the first THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to Australian homeland security specialist, XTEK.
The UGV will be used by XTEK for trial, evaluation, and demonstration purposes. The THeMIS UGV has been acquired by eleven countries, including Australia, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, and the US.
Following the signing of an MoU towards the end of last year, Milrem Robotics also signed a distribution agreement with XTEK appointing it exclusive distributor of the THeMIS UGV, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV), and Milrem’s Intelligent Functions Integration Kit (MIFIK) in Australia and New Zealand.
Philippe Odouard, XTEK’s Managing Director said the THeMIS platform is ideally suited for a broad range of applications within the Australian Defence Force, particularly the Australian Army.
“It is also the perfect platform for us to further showcase our ‘AirWolf’ sensor-to-shooter software, which distributes targeting information from UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to advanced combat-configured UGVs such as THeMIS.”
XTEK has extensive experience in unmanned vehicle distribution, maintenance, and value-added services.
The company’s established maintenance facilities include a Logistics Engineering Business Unit based in Canberra, where a pool of technicians and trainers with extensive Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robot maintenance experience can provide maintenance for Milrem Robotics’ UGVs and RCVs.
The company plans to leverage its Adelaide Manufacturing Centre and unique XTclave™ technology for novel ballistic protection design, and other engineering and manufacturing services for Milrem Robotics’ UGV systems.