The Estonian company Milirem Robotics has begun field trials of the Type-X robotic combat vehicle designed for reconnaissance and fire support of mechanized units.
A mobile autonomous platform weighing 12 tons can carry up to 4.1 tons of payload, including various gun modules up to 50-mm cannons and an anti-missile system. All systems can be mounted on a light tower with remote control.
The Type-X is also equipped with a 360-degree panoramic sight, CCD cameras, thermal imagers and built-in cameras. All of them interact with an artificial intelligence system that supports the functions of following, navigating to waypoints and identifying obstacles..
The rear engine position and height of 68 cm makes the platform quite stealthy when moving. It has rubber tracks and can move forward with a maximum speed of up to 80 km / h and up to 50 km / h in reverse.
The main purpose of the robotic platform is to support main tanks, armored personnel carriers and other combat vehicles, as well as break through enemy defensive positions with minimal risk to soldiers. However, it can provide equal or superior firepower..
According to Milirem Robotics, the Type-X is 4 times lighter and much cheaper than conventional BMPs..
Earlier we also reported about the start of testing of powerful tracked robots with anti-tank missiles in the USA.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Milirem Robotics