Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle developed by Milrem RoboticsNews
June 17, 2020
SWEDEN and ESTONIA. Milrem Robotics’, manufacturer of the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle, is developing a modern robotic fighting vehicle intended to reduce the number of troops on the battlefield. Development is done by Swedish and Estonian engineers.
The new system, known as the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) is supposed to replace conventional fighting vehicles that are used to transport soldiers, aiming to decrease the number of soldiers on the battlefield and keep the needed amount of humans away from harm’s way, while preserving the same fighting power.
The Type-X will have a diesel-electric drive, be lower and lighter than conventional fighting vehicles thus they will be harder to detect, but easier to transport and they will provide superior performance on difficult terrains.
The vehicle is being developed keeping in mind the requirements of different armed forces, including the U.S. Army who is already looking into procuring this type of vehicle. The company plans to have an operational prototype of the vehicle completed by fall 2020.