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The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded Milrem Robotics a contract to provide RAS Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) services to the Italian Army. The scope of the multi-year campaign is to explore RAS technology in order to update the Italian Army’s RAS strategy and outline an implementation roadmap for the introduction of unmanned systems and related technology into service, the company writes in a press release.

Milrem Robotics is to support the Italian Army in developing a clear path to how RAS technology, systems and architectures can generate operational advantages and ground armed forces benefits when operating in urbanised environments. The Italian CD&E level of ambition is to exploit prototyping skills and technological capabilities to demonstrate future operational benefits and finally, to identify short to mid-term (five to 15 years) transformational initiatives for the development of operational RAS capabilities.

The scope of the cooperation is to capture, analyse and deliver decision support data from all stages of the experimentation process, stemming from field activities, war-gaming, modelling and simulation, innovative technologies, etc., that will respond to the challenges set forth by the problem statement. Deliverables of the contract include a Command and Control system, an autonomy engine, systems integration of 3rd party capabilities, several unmanned ground and air vehicles and a variety of sensors and effectors.