Military Embedded Systems

Manned-unmanned teaming demoed by Milrem Robotics-led consortium


July 01, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Milrem photo.

EUROPE. The consortium behind iMUGS (integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System), a project with the goal of developing the European standard for unmanned ground system (UGS), demonstrated the results of the first phase of the project: deploying unmanned systems to the battlefield and teaming them with manned units and vehicles. The demonstration was spearheaded by Milrem Robotics.

During iMUGS, a modular, cyber secure, and scalable architecture for hybrid manned-unmanned systems will be developed to standardize a European wide ecosystem for aerial and ground platforms, command, control and communication equipment, sensors, payloads, and algorithms.

Addressed operational challenges include enhanced interoperability, increased situational awareness, and faster decision-making. The system will utilize an existing unmanned ground vehicle, Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS, and a specific list of payloads.

During the first demonstration, consortium partners showcased how the THeMIS can be deployed onto the battlefield using common Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and teamed with unmanned aerial systems. The purpose of the second scenario was to retrieve a casualty from a crashed vehicle and then retrieve the vehicle. 


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