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Estonian unmanned combat vehicle: Milrem Robotics introduced a new photo

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The Estonian company Milrem Robotics posted on Twitter its next photo of the TypeX combat complex. About it writes Defense-blog.


According to the author of the Defense-blog, the new unmanned complex is designed to replace conventional combat vehicles used to transport personnel. This will protect the military, while maintaining the same combat power. Estonian and Swedish engineers are working on the design of the machine.

The official website of the company Milrem Robotics does not talk about the possibility of using an armored complex for transporting soldiers, but focuses only on its participation in the fire cover of units. But the possibility of using TypeX as a transport platform for equipment and the military was previously allowed by Milrem Robotics CEO Kuldar Väärsi.

In the photo published by Milrem Robotics, we see a combat vehicle that looks like a tank. The tower of the combat vehicle is equipped with a 30-mm gun and a 7,62 mm machine gun. In addition, a 30 mm gun can be changed to a 50 mm gun.

The combat vehicle is being developed taking into account the requirements of the armies of several NATO countries, including the United States. By the fall of 2020, the company plans to present a finished prototype.

Lennart Ruuda in the Estonian newspaper Postimees writes that the uniqueness of the new combat complex is due to a combination of three main factors: a hybrid transmission, the ability to work in a fully autonomous mode, and the complete absence of a crew. The latter feature is the most important, since infantry fighting vehicles are still controlled by people, not robots.

Estonian unmanned combat vehicle: Milrem Robotics introduced a new photo

The alleged type of combat vehicle in the previous version

TypeX drone control is not the only advantage. The machine is almost 3 times lighter than the average infantry fighting vehicle, which ensures its greater mobility, including accessibility for transportation by plane. TypeX also has a lower profile, which reduces the possibility of its detection by the enemy in the field. As for weapons, the complex is equipped with a module with a bicaliber 30/55-mm gun.

Recall that Milrem Robotics is a well-known company in the world of military industry. At the moment, the most “hyped” product of the company is the THeMIS ground tracked trackless complex, which is in service with a number of states, including France. The French armed forces used THeMIS during the fighting against terrorists in Mali.

The successful operating experience of THeMIS significantly increased the credibility of Milrem Robotics in the European arms market. The growing demand for products led the company to the idea of ​​proposing a new technical solution - a crewless combat vehicle, which in the future could completely replace traditional infantry fighting vehicles.


Ground crewless THeMIS complex

The director general of Milrem Robotics, Kuldar Väärsi, as already noted, expressed his confidence that in the foreseeable future the demand for robotics in the military sphere will only grow, which will allow less and less military personnel to be involved in dangerous missions.

In addition to the Estonian army, the armed forces of many other European countries will become potential customers of the new combat complex. True, because of the coronavirus pandemic, expectations about Italy and Spain may not come true, as these countries have suffered the most in Europe and are now unlikely to be able to lay out impressive amounts for new models of weapons and military equipment.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 17 June 2020 14: 52 New
    -2
    If it is an infantry fighting vehicle, but three times lighter than an infantry fighting vehicle ... Then questions arise: what is it made of (with such a mass), how many infantrymen will transport, and what kind of security does this vehicle have?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 June 2020 15: 09 New
      +1
      She will not transport any foot soldiers. This is a fire support vehicle, reconnaissance in force, reconnaissance at the forefront. It is easily armored and should detect enemy firing points without risk to humans.
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 17 June 2020 16: 03 New
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        BMP
        replace conventional combat vehicles used to transport personnel.

        Read the article. Then make a comment.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 17 June 2020 16: 44 New
          +4
          The author simply did not understand the topic, taking an incomplete and incorrect translation from English smile
          "Operating along Infantry Fighting Vehicles, the Type-X can accompany the infantry without putting at risk the IFVs, ..."
          Working with BMPs, TypeX can accompany infantry ...
    2. knn54
      knn54 17 June 2020 17: 19 New
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      The third article on the Estonian drone during the "self-isolation". We will discuss each photo, with all due respect to the developers?
  2. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 17 June 2020 14: 53 New
    +2
    "The new unmanned complex is designed to replace conventional combat vehicles used to transport personnel." - a schiz.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 15: 18 New
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      Quote: CruorVult
      schiz.

      Correction - fashionable schiz. And fashion is such a thing ...
      in the foreseeable future, the demand for robotics in the military sphere will only grow
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 17 June 2020 14: 55 New
    +1
    the unmanned complex is designed to replace conventional combat vehicles used to transport personnel. This will protect the military, while maintaining the same combat power.

    How is that? Those. the drone will never run into a mine, will not fall under fire and will never fly out of the road ... will it be able to go around all the pits ???
    Ka is how is it?
    well, the tankers will not be there, SAVED, but those whom he carries, how will they be preserved if that?
    1. Cruorvult
      Cruorvult 17 June 2020 14: 57 New
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      it’s a schiz, they still didn’t come up with a campaign :-D
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 17 June 2020 15: 01 New
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        But they advertise ... though, it's because the journalists could try.
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 15: 19 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      and those whom he transports, how will they survive if that?

      And they will be “safe” to sit at home by their mother’s skirt.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 17 June 2020 17: 49 New
        +2
        And who will fight with the aggressor?
        A clever tank, if it is so clever, quickly clings to it, gets into the bushes and pretends to be it .... they found do / R / aka are substituted ....
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 18: 16 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          if he’s so smart, he quickly finds out, he’ll climb into the bushes and pretend to be the same .... they found do / R / aka

          Denyuzhku, again save for the native budget ... wassat
  4. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 14: 56 New
    +1
    And how does it fit
    This will protect the military, while maintaining the same combat power.
    с
    The car is almost 3 times lighter than the average infantry fighting vehicle
    ? Like, the sides are polystyrene, but is it a very good polystyrene?
    If
    which ensures its greater mobility, including accessibility for transportation by plane.
    - the main thing, then why is armor in general, even 3 times lighter than "ordinary" ones?
    According to the author of the Defense-blog, the new unmanned complex is intended to replace conventional combat vehicles used to transport personnel.

    How will the “personnel” feel, shaking in an iron box, knowing, for example, that the robot, theoretically vulnerable to an enemy hacker, is responsible for the “helm”? Not to mention all sorts of other small things. request
    Some kind of nuance, apparently, is slipping away from me ...
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 17 June 2020 15: 03 New
      +3
      In the article, just as usual, something is messed up, for sure it is just a combat robot, without any infantry at all.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 June 2020 15: 10 New
        +2
        Absolutely.
      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 15: 13 New
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        Quote: Herman 4223
        probably it’s just a battle robot, without any infantry at all.

        Exactly! But the "crewless combat complex" is very different from the TypeX, which as hints that there can sit people. Even for the driver, the place is visible.
        In general, wonderful things are happening ...
  5. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 17 June 2020 14: 57 New
    -1
    Soon armies of robots will fight among themselves. Maybe it’s for the best, killing a piece of iron is not as sad as a person.
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 17 June 2020 15: 59 New
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      Kind time, Alexander. I remembered an old film about fighting robots and resolving conflicts at a special training ground. Countries in a conflict situation put up a combat robot on the ground and the winner received territorial preferences. In principle, now three countries can spread the ground in a conflict (stalemate). this is from science fiction. If you look realistically, the use of robotic systems is possible only against partisans (countries, not even the third, but the fourth development category). You can create a control signal jammer on the knee (with a decent education). I agree that the power will be not a fountain. Everything is the same as that of a shell and armor. Without artificial intelligence, such products will always have the ability to block or intercept control. Here, when creating a really working AI, it will become REALLY SCARY.
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 17 June 2020 17: 52 New
        +1
        Nevertheless, robotic weapons are already becoming part of modern armies, in the sky one of the leading roles goes to drones, small caterpillar tracks with machine guns and even guns begin to creep on the ground. More will come next ...
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 17 June 2020 15: 17 New
    +3
    For a long time I could not understand what Milrem Robotics was, and then just went to their page:
    Several well-known Estonian investors last year and this year allocated a total of 5,5 million euros to the Estonian technology company Milrem Robotics.

    Among the investors were Yuri Kao, Peter Myand, Heldur Meerits, Taavi Veskimägi, Gunnar Kraft, Toomas Bergmann, Urmas Past and Johan Kolk, as well as Ahti and Alari Aho. In addition, several key employees invested in the company. The main shareholder of the company is OÜ Sinrob, which is owned by the CEO of Kuldar Väärsi.

    “This is undoubtedly a huge statement of trust, for which I am extremely grateful to all investors,” Väärsi said. Väärsi noted that these investments will be used to expand the company's international sales network and increase its product portfolio.

    The turnover of Milrem Robotics in 2019 increased by almost 7 times, reaching 5,1 million euros.

    A company with a turnover of 5 mil $ produces tanks ??
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 17 June 2020 15: 22 New
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      Quote: APASUS
      A company with a turnover of 5 mil $ produces tanks ??

      3 times lighter than usual, mind you!
      So, everything is fine. wassat
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 17 June 2020 16: 56 New
      0
      They are only going to release, not release
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 17 June 2020 21: 03 New
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        Quote: BlackMokona
        They are only going to release, not release

        Well, why, they position themselves as a reliable supplier of weapons to NATO countries.
        The first THeMIS unmanned aerial vehicle was sold to nine different countries, including 7 NATO countries. For many customers, THeMIS has become the industry standard.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 17 June 2020 21: 07 New
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          Well, they were selling these robots. Now they also want to get into the tank market
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 18 June 2020 08: 43 New
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            Quote: BlackMokona
            . Now they also want to get into the tank market

            Do not tell, the turnover of 5 mil $ is too small for the release of the tank. Even Ukraine would have found such money, and they have a base, not from scratch
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 18 June 2020 09: 55 New
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              What does turnover have to do with investments? New companies generally have zero turnover, which does not prevent them from creating factories.
  7. venik
    venik 17 June 2020 16: 58 New
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    "...Estonian and Swedish engineers. ... "
    =========
    In this phrase - the quintessence of ":"Swedish"!!! Because, I have not heard that estonian engineers would be able to create at least something "worthwhile"! Rather - so, "on the hook" ..... request
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 17 June 2020 17: 28 New
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      Sharpen the pencil, put the sheet on the culman, etc. laughing
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 June 2020 17: 25 New
    +2
    That is malacholny, what to do with crap, it would be better to catch sprats and kilka and EU fed sprats. All some kind of benefit from the Chukhons.
  9. Graz
    Graz 17 June 2020 18: 31 New
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    here it’s not quite a BMP, it’s a support machine with the possibility of transporting infantry, and also by concept, dismounted infantrymen will be able to control this robotic miracle from cover
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra 17 June 2020 22: 35 New
    +1
    Judging by the picture, the Estonians finally invented the Churchill tank))) Another hundred years - and 34-ku will be invented) Although they may have thought in the opposite direction, and then there will be war chariots?
  11. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 18 June 2020 06: 31 New
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    Thousands of Estonian army, such a technique is necessary. It will be impossible to storm Moscow. If anything....
  12. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 June 2020 12: 27 New
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    A country with great and deepest army traditions and a huge school of constructing weapons will show the class to all these Russian-American high schools ..