Milrem Targets the UK Market with Its First-of-Its-Kind UGV THeMIS
The Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem aims to get their foot in the door in the UK market with their first-of-its-kind unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS. The company will be exhibiting the vehicle together with Raytheon UK at DVD 2016 in Millbrook.
Milrem and Raytheon have been working on a new generation C-IED (Counter Improvised Explosive Device) platform that features the THeMIS UGV and Raytheon’s IED detection sensor system GroundEye. The concept will be exhibited at the Millbrook Proving Ground on September 7-8, where the land systems and equipment focused exhibition DVD will be held.
“United Kingdom has always been one of the technology leaders in the military field. Unmanned ground vehicles will be a new capability that will change the face of warfare. I see that the UK will definitely be one of the forerunners in implementing the capabilities of unmanned systems,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem.
“Milrem’s THeMIS has strong potential to be used in many different applications – from simple squad support transportation to weaponized and C-IED solutions,” he added.
The THeMIS is the first fully modular unmanned ground vehicle. It has a width and length of 83 inches and a height of 38.5 inches and consists of two track modules where everything necessary to make the vehicle move has been placed. This approach gives the vehicle a high payload of at least 1655 lbs and leaves the middle platform free to carry various superstructures that are easily exchangeable.