Milrem Robotics adds StarLink to UGV

Milrem Robotics adds StarLink to UGV

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By Nick Flaherty

Milrem Robotics and AEC Skyline have integrated StarLink satellite communications into the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to allow it to be controlled over long distances.

Using StarLink on the the THeMIS Cargo CASEVAC (above) allows the unmanned combat support vehicles to be safely deployed to the battlefield, in this case in Ukraine. At the same time, operators remain at a secure distance, even thousands of kilometres away, ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency in military operations.

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The UGV is currently deployed in Ukraine to carry supplies and evacuate casualties as well as a version configured for route clearance.

The connection to the StarLink LEO satellites allows the robotic vehicle to transmit data, receive commands, and relay vital information in real-time, regardless of its location on the battlefield.

The Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) controlling capability will be unveiled during Eurosatory 2024 in Paris, France, next week

 “This development marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of military robotics, offering unparalleled capabilities for remote operation and situational awareness. With satellite communications, operators can maintain control over the robot from a safe and strategic vantage point, minimising the risks associated with direct human involvement in combat zones,” said Raul Rikk, Capability Development Director at Milrem Robotics, which is based in Estonia.



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