Rheinmetall presents its robotic vehicle with high-tech autonomy [video]
BERLIN, ($1=0.89 Euros) – The German defense company Rheinmetall has released a video with its new combat robotic platform Autonomous Combat Warrior Wiesel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing to the Defense Express.
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“A mature platform is combined with the achievement of high-tech autonomy” this is how the developers describe the platform. It is noted that the Autonomous Combat Warrior Wiesel is equipped with an “ultra-modern autonomous kit” that can be used on such tracked and wheeled vehicles as Boxer, Lynx, or HX.
The Rheinmetall unmanned platform can traditionally be controlled both remotely from the operator’s panel and by selecting a stand-alone mode by programming its path on the battlefield at certain points.
The “robotic tank” can overcome obstacles on its own, as well as follow the main machine in convoy mode. In addition, in the next generations of these machines, the company plans to implement functions for “determining the behavior of soldiers off the road.”
Among the tasks that the new machine will perform – both transport and combat, and, as noted by the company, the machine will be able to “work at a safer distance.”
Rheinmetall introduces unusual combat module
In mid-year, the German company Rheinmetall presented a futuristic remote-controlled combat module called Natter 7.62. Rheinmetall says the station uses special mounting technology to reduce vibration.
The station is modular, it can integrate various mounting kits for the location of weapons ranging in size from 5.56 x 45 mm to 7.62 x 51 mm, according to the company.
This module was developed primarily for trucks, taking into account the load capacity of the truck roof of 105 kg. According to Rheinmetall, the station uses “carbon-based mounting technology” that reduces vibration.
The station includes an “all-weather FlexEye sensor system installed coaxially with the armament line”, capable of simultaneously displaying multiple targets on the operator’s monitor screen during combat. The station has both manual and automatic target tracking. The Natter combat module has a “high probability of first hit, high angular accuracy and speed, a self-stabilizing platform, and a probability of scuba diving.”
“The combat unit sets standards in the field of protection class, operational capabilities and dynamic guidance on asymmetric threats through the use of innovative software modules in the latest remotely controlled combat stations from Rheinmetall,” says the developer.
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