Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle designed with AI and predictive maintenanceNews
June 21, 2021
EUROPE. Milrem Robotics announced that the company will present their Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) designed to meet the U.S. Army’s RCV-M program at this year’s Military RAS USA Conference.
According to the company, the Type-X is designed to provide equal or overmatching firepower and tactical usage to a unit equipped with Infantry Fighting Vehicles and is intended to give mechanized units the means to breach enemy defensive positions with minimal risk to own troops.
Officials also claim that the Type-X can be fitted with a cannon up to 50 mm, anti-tank missiles, and a tethered drone for continuous situational awareness. The vehicle is equipped with intelligent functions such as follow-me, waypoint navigation, and obstacle detection with artificial intelligence being part of the algorithms. Milrem Robotics also introduced a feature called Indirect Drive that allows remote-controlled operations at higher speeds.
The Type-X has been designed with intelligent predictive maintenance combined with a Health and Usage Monitoring System and Line Replacement Unit principle to ensure a low Through Lifecycle Cost and logistic footprint. Also, its hybrid powertrain and rubber tracks are intended to reduce lifecycle costs.