The main European robotics and autonomous methods developer, Milrem Robotics, and the German defence firm Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to ship 14 THeMIS unmanned floor autos (UGV) to Ukraine. The hassle is being funded by the German Ministry of Defence. Of the 14 autos, seven can be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the top of this 12 months. The opposite seven, to be delivered within the second quarter of 2023, can be configured for route clearance with payloads from the French defence producer CNIM Systèmes Industriels.

“The deployment of the THEMIS UGV to Ukraine signifies that the Ukrainian forces can enhance the security of their troopers and let the UGVs deal with duties which might be an instantaneous risk to people. That’s the final goal of robotic methods. Milrem Robotics is proud to have the ability to contribute to Ukraine’s battle in opposition to the aggressor,” stated Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.


THeMIS Unmanned Floor Autos (UGV) Route Clearance

“Casualty evacuation and route clearance are two labour-intensive actions that require the engagement of a number of individuals who stay in fixed risk of enemy fireplace. Automating these duties with unmanned autos alleviates that hazard and permits extra troopers to remain in a protected space or be tasked for extra necessary actions,” defined Captain (res) Jüri Pajuste, Defence R&D Director at Milrem Robotics.

“This necessary undertaking offers proof of our widespread capacity to offer superior know-how to Ukraine. We’re decided to help Ukraine with protecting and lifesaving tools. The quick supply of 14 THeMIS UGVs proves that KMW and Milrem are companions you possibly can depend on,” stated Ralf Ketzel, CEO of KMW.

Milrem Robotics delivered one CASEVAC THeMIS to a Ukrainian charitable group earlier this 12 months that has confirmed to be a helpful asset. THeMIS is a multi-mission unmanned floor car with an open structure that allows it to be quickly configured from having a transport operate to being weaponized, performing ordnance disposal or supporting intelligence operations based on the character of the mission. The THeMIS UGV is already a part of completely different packages in 16 nations, together with eight NATO members: Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the UK, and the US.