Abu Dhabi – 21 February 2017: Milrem, the Estonian defence solutions provider, has joined forces with Raytheon UK, Advanced Electronics Company and IGG Aselsan Integrated Systems to demonstrate advanced robotic warfare capability based on their fully modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS.
Together with these prestigious partners, Milrem is exhibiting three different solutions of the world’s first fully modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle, the THeMIS. Under the umbrella of Milrem's concept of operations program DIBS (Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution), these and other different solutions form a systematic approach for deployment on robotic warfare capabilities.
Milrem will be represented at the IGG stand with the first weaponized unmanned ground vehicle dedicated specifically for the UAE market. The vehicle features Milrem’s THeMIS and Aselsans SARP remote weapon station. The goal of the companies is to deploy this vehicle with the UAE GHQ.
Together with the Advanced Electronics Company, Milrem is exhibiting the THeMIS as a transport solution intended to carry a squad’s gear. The vehicle is able to carry up to 750 kg of weight and run up to 10 hours using hybrid technology.
Milrem’s third vehicle can be found at the Estonian Pavillion (07-C10) with other Estonian defence solution providers. The vehicle is equipped with GroundEye, an IED detection device developed by Raytheon UK.
“Being represented at three stands with three different companies shows exactly how customizable the first fully modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS is,” said Kuldar Väärsi, Chief Executive Officer of Milrem. “One platform can be easily equipped with specific payloads needed by the region’s armies and deployed as a comprehensive robotic capability,” he added.
In addition to using the THeMIS as an equipment transport, weapon station and IED detection vehicle, the THeMIS can also be used as a medevac, UAV landing and powering platform, a sensor array etc. The vehicle uses one base platform for different applications, lowering maintenance and training costs for end users.
Established in 2002 with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, International Golden Group (IGG) PJSC specialises in providing high-end defence and security solutions. Recognised as a leading supplier to the UAE Armed forces, Ministry of Interior, and other defence and security authorities, IGG provides unsurpassed levels of services to our growing customer base by employing highly dedicated and experienced personnel.
Milrem is an Estonian technology solutions provider. The company’s two main lines of business include the research and development of unmanned vehicles and life cycle management for heavy-duty military vehicles.
About IGG Aselsan Integrated Systems LLC
IAIS is the UAE based, joined venture company established between International Golden Group PJSC and Aselsan. IAIS specializes in the development and manufacture of Remote Controlled Weapon Systems with a wide range of applications.