The iMUGS Consortium, answerable for a 32,6 MEUR mission growing the European customary unmanned floor system (UGS), demonstrated how defence forces can use tactical 4G/5G communications networks and UGS’ geared up with ISR and sign intelligence payloads, jammers, acoustic sensors, and varied different expertise to conduct missions. The demonstration that was carried out in September in Latvia, was led by LMT, a member of the built-in Modular Unmanned Floor System (iMUGS) consortium, with the help of the mission coordinator Milrem Robotics and featured an ensemble of various expertise.

“The displayed situations confirmed that unmanned methods, enhanced with revolutionary communication methods and varied defence expertise, can be utilized for accumulating and sharing tactical data, enhance situational consciousness, lower troops bodily load, and enhance drive safety,” defined Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.


”For the primary time ever, in a particular community, a tactical community was linked with a stand-alone 5G community. This allowed communication between models and robots, in addition to accumulating data from sensors and inserting this data into LMT’s Battle Administration System “Viedsargs”,” mentioned Ingmars Pukis, Vice President and Member of the Administration Board of LMT.

Latvian Nationwide Armed Forces used two Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS Unmanned Floor Autos (UGV) throughout two situations to show the advantages of teaming up manned models with unmanned methods. One THeMIS UGV was geared up with an Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payload, Sign Intelligence antenna (SIGINT) offered by The Digital Communications Workplace of Latvia, Rheinmetall’s Fast Obscuring System (ROSY) Smoke Grenade Launcher, Bittium’s Vehicular Software program Outlined Radios (Robust SDR Vehicular), and FN Herstal’s deFNder Gentle Distant Weapon Station (RWS). The RWS integration was a part of the demonstration, however not of the iMUGS mission itself.

The second THeMIS, used as a mule for transporting the squad’s gear, was geared up with Rantelon’s Improvised Explosive Machine (IED) Jammer and Bittium’s Robust SDR Vehicular. The models and UGVs used Bittium’s tactical communication community TAC WIN mixed with LMT’s business 4G and a tactical 5G-SA bubble offered by Bittium and Cumucore. As well as, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann’s (KMW) Dingo infantry mobility automobile was used because the command centre from the place UGVs have been operated in Line of Sight (LOS) and Past the Line of Sight (BLOS) mode utilizing Bittium’s SDR radios and to the place the ISR and Sign Intelligence sensor feed was relayed and included into LMT’s Battle Administration System Viedsargs.

Further gear used within the demonstration included: SRC Brasa’s NATRIX UGV used for CASEVAC, high-speed First-Particular person View drone, Vertical Take-off, and Touchdown UAV STAR, and a gunshot detection and supply recognition audio sensor by Riga Technical College (RTU). The iMUGS mission was launched in 2020 to develop a modular, cyber safe and scalable structure for hybrid manned-unmanned methods. Its aim is to standardize a Europe-wide ecosystem for floor platforms, command, management and communication gear, sensors, payloads, and algorithms. Addressed operational challenges embrace enhanced interoperability, elevated situational consciousness and quicker decision-making. The system will use an present UGV – Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS – and a particular checklist of payloads.