Hornet, the French developer of Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS), which is part of Arquus, and Milrem Robotics, the Estonian developer of UGVs, have jointly unveiled the new THeMIS Combat UGV at the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London. According to a statement from Arquus, the system consists of Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS UGV and the Hornet RCWS. The Hornet was developed for the new French 4×4 and 6×6 armoured combat vehicles of the “Scorpion” programme, but also offers functions for UGV applications.
According to Arquus, THeMIS is equipped with intelligent functions such as:
- waypoint navigation
- obstacle detection and avoidance
The intelligent functions are used only for mobility and the RCWS is controlled by a human. These have been developed according to the precision and first-shot hit probability requirements of the French Army.