Estonia’s MILREM has developed, with support from the Estonian armed forces, the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV).

This UGV is designed to be used at the small unit level to carry loads beyond the capacity of the soldiers. It has two tracked pods connected with a platform. The pods contain the controls, electric drives and a battery pack which offers either two hours, or 72 hours, of electric or hybrid power.

The vehicle can be controlled directly, follow a pre-programmed route or automatically follow its operator. Mission roles include carrying ammunition and supplies, a litter for casualty evacuation, or a heavy machine gun or anti-tank system mounted on a remote weapon station (RWS). The vehicle was displayed in 2016 both at the Singapore Air Show and the Association of the United States Army exhibition in Washington DC.

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Stephen W. Miller
A former US Marine ground combat and aviation officer instrumental in the adoption of wheeled armoured vehicles and manoeuvre warfare. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, acquisition, fielding, support and employment leading land, naval, and air programmes in the US and twenty-four other countries. [email protected]