Military Embedded Systems

AI algorithms and predictive maintenance to equip Milrem Robotics' new Type-X RCV


January 11, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Milrem Robotics photo.

ESTONIA. The medium class Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle developed by robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics passed its initial mobility tests. The Type-X RCV designed to support mechanized units was first announced in the summer of last year.

According to the company, the Type-X will become an intelligent wingman to main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles capable of taking on dangerous tasks and positions, aiming to result in lower lethality risk.

The company also claims that the Type-X is designed to be fitted with a cannon up to 50 mm. With up to a 30 mm cannon the RCV is also airdroppable – the C-130J and the KC-390 can carry one Type-X, an A400M two and a C-17 5 of them.

Officials claim that follow-me, waypoint navigation, and obstacle detection will equip the vehicle, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms designed into the system. It has been also been designed with intelligent predictive maintenance combined with a Health and Usage Monitoring System and Line Replacement Unit principle intended to ensure a low Through Lifecycle Cost and logistic footprint. 


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