British Defense Ministry intends to test ground robots

British Defense Ministry intends to test ground robots

The British Ministry of Defense intends to determine the prospects and main tasks for the further use of ground-based robots in the army. According to the British military, the military signed a contract to supply the armed forces with five robotic systems for testing.


The British military signed a contract with Horiba Mira and QinetiQ to supply a total of five ground-based robots. These devices will be delivered as part of the Theseus research program, which was launched by the British Ministry of Defense. The main objective of this program is to determine the main tasks for ground-based robots in the troops, identify scenarios when their use is impossible, and determine the tactics of using robots.

Under the contract, Horiba Mira will supply the British military with three Viking 6 × 6 wheeled multipurpose robots. This robot is an autonomous robotic platform capable of transporting goods weighing up to 800 kilograms at a speed of up to 50 kilometers per hour. A hybrid engine is installed on it, while at the same time with full electric traction, it is able to overcome up to 30 kilometers. We platform can install combat modules and intelligence systems.


QinetiQ will supply two independent Titan tracked platforms, originally developed by the Estonian company Milrem. These platforms have a loading capacity of up to 750 kg, a speed of up to 35 km / h. The engine is electric, one battery charge provides up to 10 hours of operation. The Titan can be equipped with various payload modules, including manipulators, a medical evacuation unit and a combat module.

The timing of the tests in the UK Ministry of Defense is not reported.
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  1. g1washntwn 18 March 2020 13: 30 New
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    The Milremov concept of separate track compartments is interesting, although it is not without drawbacks. As far as I understand, we decided to test-drive and arrange a robotic biathlon between the concepts.
  2. 1536 18 March 2020 13: 33 New
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    It should be understood that the D-kov assigned to fight for the interests of Britain has greatly diminished in the world, and the “clone war” has surfaced on the agenda, which so far are not clones at all, but iron bells (dashing trouble has begun, as they say). Now, tell me, well, what kind of future can mankind have with these British, if they are obsessed with the crazy idea of ​​dominating the world? And do not say that this is primarily technology, etc. In the case of the British, these technologies are aimed only at one thing: the enslavement of countries and people in the interests of the ruling class in the British Isles.
    English, return the occupied Malvinas Islands to the Argentines!
  3. Mestny 18 March 2020 13: 33 New
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    Where is the mass cry about "these are not robots, they are controlled remotely"?
    Oh yes, this is only under the article on Russian robots.