The presentation of the iMUGS venture (Built-in Modular Unmanned Floor System) organised by KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) occurred on the Lehnin navy coaching space. It’s a part of the EDIDP (European Defence Business Improvement Programme). The objective of the venture is to develop and check a modular, safe, and scalable structure for future unmanned methods, and to underpin this with quite a lot of demonstrations. The occasion, attended by distinguished worldwide visitors from authorities and armed forces, targeted on demonstrating the interaction of ground- and airborne unmanned and manned methods. The demonstration additionally confirmed using cybersecurity to defend towards present threats, and its software in autonomous options.

Inside this context, KMW is main the Manned-Unmanned Teaming sub-project. The BOXER and DINGO automobile methods kind the interfaces for unmanned floor automobiles and unmanned airborne methods. All data from the hybrid methods converges on this command centre and might be evaluated and forwarded. Within the iMUGS venture, Diehl Defence is contributing vital capabilities to the THeMIS unmanned demonstration automobile autonomy package. Drawing on present in-house capabilities, the corporate has labored with Nexter and Safran to develop options for autonomous operation. For Diehl Defence, the main target was on the follow-on mode, which is only camera-based and operated with out GPS, thereby demonstrating a excessive diploma of maturity with respect to the navy finish product.

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iMUGS (Built-in Modular Unmanned Floor System) venture demonstration. (Photograph by Milrem Robotics)

As a part of the demonstration on the Lehnin navy coaching space, Diehl Defence may also current 4 ‘Mattro Ziesel’ unmanned soldier help automobiles geared up with the PLATON autonomy package developed completely by the corporate. These automobiles have autonomy features that embrace following, patrolling, and waypoint navigation. Along with the power to observe an individual as described above, automobiles are capable of pursue a “realized” path (MULE/Patrolling) whereas avoiding obstacles. As well as, the automobiles use waypoint navigation to cowl a specified distance whereas taking obstacles into consideration. Throughout the framework of the occasion, Diehl Defence may also exhibit a ground-based IRIS-T SLS air defence system, the variant exhibited being built-in on an EAGLE automobile from GDELS (Mowag). The Diehl Defence exhibit is complemented by a mannequin of the HPEM SkyWolf safety system.

iMUGS is a 32,6 MEUR venture, a 13-party collaboration targeted on growing a modular and scalable structure for hybrid manned-unmanned methods. The intention of the venture is to standardize a European-wide ecosystem for aerial and floor platforms, command, management, and communication gear, sensors, payloads, and algorithms. The venture addresses challenges reminiscent of enhanced interoperability, elevated situational consciousness, and quicker decision-making. The events concerned are Milrem Robotics (venture coordinator), Bittium, Diehl Defence, dotOcean, GMV Aerospace and Defence, Insta Advance, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT), NEXTER Programs, the Royal Army Academy of Belgium, Safran Electronics & Protection, Talgen Cybersecurity, and sol.one.