The European main robotics and autonomous methods developer Milrem Robotics has delivered the primary THeMIS Unmanned Floor Automobile to the Spanish Ministry of Defence. The THeMIS was acquired within the framework of the Scorpion program that was launched in early 2021 to judge the capabilities of present unmanned floor autos. In the course of the first part of this system, a listing of missions will likely be outlined that may profit from the utilization of unmanned floor methods. The Ministry, by way of the Directorate of Armament and Materials, awarded the contract for one THeMIS UGV to A.Paukner, S.A., Milrem Robotics’ consultant in Spain. The THeMIS UGV is a multi-mission succesful system meant to assist dismounted troops that may function a mule for transporting a squad’s gear or be quickly transformed right into a weaponized remotely operated unit to supply pressure safety.

“THeMIS gives a strong robotic platform able to be geared up with a number of payloads with the intention to enhance experimentation and different R&D actions with a dependable and well-known answer,” stated a consultant of the Spanish MoD’s program.


“The THeMIS has already confirmed itself to 12 international locations, seven of that are members of NATO, as a succesful, strong and versatile system. We’re glad that Spain has joined because the thirteenth consumer of THEMIS and chosen Milrem Robotics as a companion to construct their robotic and autonomous methods capabilities,” stated Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.

“A.Paukner, S.A is proud to change into the primary provider of a UGV platform to the Spanish MoD inside the framework of the bold “Escorpion program” dedicated to testing and evaluating these unmanned floor methods. The THeMIS UGV is a really highly effective, versatile, and simple to deploy multirole platform (additionally shortly configurable for catastrophe reduction and firefighting missions, if wanted) to be included with modern Spanish Business options. The mixture of applied sciences gives a stable product and new capabilities to the Spanish Military which may probably additionally generate joint enterprise alternatives with different allied Armed Forces. The assist and dedication of Milrem Robotics for this challenge have been excellent,” stated G. Ingo Paukner, CEO of A.Paukner, S.A.

THeMIS UGV is the primary system in its measurement class deployed to a battle space throughout the anti-insurgency operation Barkhane in Mali. In the course of the deployment, the THeMIS traversed 1200 km in one of many world’s harshest terrains of lava rock soil and climates climbing to 50 levels Celsius within the shade. The UGV was operational for over 330 hours. The THeMIS is a medium-sized army UGV meant to offer assist for dismounted troops by serving as a transport platform, distant weapon station, IED detection and disposal unit and many others. The automobile’s open structure provides it multi-missions functionality. The THeMIS has been built-in with a variety of weapons and weapons methods together with the FGM-148 Javelin, deFNder Medium, PROTECTOR RWS, IMPACT and Brimstone anti-tank system. Milrem Robotics is an Estonian robotic automobile producer. Their main merchandise are the THeMIS UGV, the Multiscope UGV and a robotic fight automobile designated because the Kind-X.