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Late last year, Milrem Robotics delivered the Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI), Milrem has announced recently. Thailand wants to test the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) in a cooperation between the Army and the DTI in order to evaluate its possible applications.

According to Milrem, the RCV consists of the THeMIS equipped with the R400S-Mk2HD remotely operated weapon station from Electro Optic Systems (EOS) of Australia. The weapon integrated is the Northrop Grumman M230-Mk2HD externally powered 30 mm machine gun, known as a helicopter gun. THeMIS combat UGVs can be equipped with light or heavy machine guns, 40-mm grenade launchers and anti-tank missile systems.

Milrem pitches the THeMIS combat UGVs with direct fire support capability for manoeuvre forces as a force multiplier. With an integrated, self-stabilising, remote-controlled weapon system, they offer high precision at wide ranges, day and night, increasing the distance, protection and survivability of troops, the company stresses.