Milrem Robotics has delivered the THeMIS Combat unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to Thailand's Defence Technology Institute (DTI) where it will be tested and evaluated by the Royal Thai Army.
The Robotic Combat Vehicle comprises the THeMIS UGV and the R400S – Mk2-HD Remote Weapon Station (RWS) by the Australian Space and Defence company, Electro Optic Systems (EOS).The RWS also includes the Northrop Grumman M230 LF cannon. Milrem Robotics is the system integrator for the RCV.
“This is a significant delivery and deployment for the Milrem TheMIS,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “It demonstrates that the THeMIS can master very challenging environments. Also, the successful integration of a 30 mm weapon system brings THeMIS’ firepower to the next level. Co-operation with DTI will grow the local robotic technology capabilities in Thailand in terms of the local assembly and system integration.”
The THeMIS Combat UGVs provide direct fire support for manoeuvre forces and act as a force multiplier. With an integrated self-stabilising remote-controlled weapon system, they vsn provide high precision over wide areas, day and night, according to Milrem, increasing stand-off distance, force protection and survivability. THeMIS Combat UGVs can be equipped with light or heavy machine guns, 40 mm grenade launchers and Anti-Tank Missile Systems.
The THeMIS UGV has already been acquired by 12 countries, including several NATO members. In addition to providing the unmanned vehicle, Milrem Robotics, in cooperation with end-users, is engaged in several systems integration projects.