Milrem Robotics to Develop Nordic Robotic Wingman Combat Vehicle with Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace

LONDON, September 14, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Milrem Robotics, a leading European developer of robotic and autonomous systems, is developing a new robotic combat vehicle (RCV) called the Nordic Robotic Wingman in collaboration with leading defense and technology provider, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (KONGSBERG).

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The leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics is to develop a new Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) named Nordic Robotic Wingman in cooperation with the leading technology and defense supplier, Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (KONGSBERG). (Photo: Business Wire)

The Nordic Robotic Wingman will be based on Milrem Robotics’ advanced Type-X RCV and the latest and greatest KONGSBERG PROTECTOR Remote Turrets (RT), which will be specifically chosen to meet the particular needs of various end users.

The first Nordic Robotic Wingman concept will be exhibited at DSEI 2021 in London.

“Milrem Robotics and KONGSBERG have agreed to jointly continue the development of the Type-X RCV by integrating KONGSBERG systems to meet the needs of many countries interested in this type of technology, especially the Nordic and Western European countries, but also the United States. “says Sverker Svärdby, Managing Director of Milrem Robotics in Sweden. “By combining our knowledge of robotic combat vehicles and KONGSBERG’s wide range of systems, as well as their vast experience in defense system development, we can provide first-class systems based on customer needs,” he adds. Svärdby.

The Type-X offers firepower and tactical use equal to or greater than that of a unit equipped with infantry fighting vehicles and provides mechanized units with the means to breach enemy defensive positions with minimal risk. for own troops. It can be equipped with up to a 50mm cannon, anti-tank missiles and an anchored drone for continuous situational awareness.

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“KONGSBERG has a range of PROTECTOR unmanned remote weapons systems, ranging from the smallest RS2 remote weapons station to the unique RT60 infantry fighting vehicle turret with anti-tank guided missile capability. The systems have a base of common software, are easy to integrate and provide proven capabilities for the combatant. The KONGSBERG solution provides the operator with situational awareness and secure network-based fire control, which has been implemented in the Norwegian Army and in the US Army’s robotic combat vehicle program, “said Arne Gjennestad, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for KONGSBERG.

The Milrem Robotics Type-X is equipped with intelligent functions such as follow-me, waypoint navigation and obstacle detection, and artificial intelligence is part of the algorithms. With the Type-X, Milrem Robotics also incorporates a feature called Indirect Drive that allows remote control operations to be carried out at a higher speed.

Milrem Robotics is the European leader in autonomous and robotic systems development and systems integration, with offices in Estonia, Sweden, Finland and soon the Netherlands.

The company leads the iMUGS consortium, which received € 30.6 million from the European Commission’s European Defense Industrial Development Program (EDIDP) to develop an unmanned ground system (UGS) standardized in Europe.

Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace is a leading provider of defense products and systems for command and control, surveillance, space, tactical communications, remote weapons and missile stations, as well as advanced composite materials, engineering products and repair services and overhaul for airplanes and helicopters.

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