Rheinmetall has used the DSEI event in London to unveil the MISSION MASTER XT UGV combined with a fire support module featuring MBDA’s BRIMSTONE missile. According to Rheinmetall, BRIMSTONE can be used against a wide range of targets, including MBTs. The missile, which has already been introduced to the British Armed Forces, can be used both in line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight against stationary and moving targets, according to the manufacturer. Volley fire is also possible.
According to Rheinmetall, the MISSION MASTER XT base vehicle can easily master difficult terrain and is also buoyant. The diesel engine allows a range of 750 km on a single tank of fuel, while lithium-ion batteries ensure silent guard operation for up to six hours.
The UGV is controlled by Rheinmetall’s PATH autonomy equipment. This enables manned-unmanned teaming concepts by enabling the crews of armoured combat vehicles such as the CHALLENGER, LYNX or PUMA to control the MISSION MASTER.