On 29 November 2022, Milrem Robotics, and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced that they had signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to Ukraine. Of the 14 vehicles, seven will be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2022. The other seven, to be delivered in the second quarter of 2023, will be configured for the route clearance role, combating mines and IEDs, using payloads from French manufacturer CNIM Systèmes Industriels.
The effort is being funded by the German Ministry of Defence. Earlier this year, Milrem Robotics delivered one CASEVAC THeMIS to a Ukrainian charitable organisation. THeMIS is a multi-mission UGV with an open architecture, enabling it to be configured in a variety of roles including logistics, CASEVAC, fire support, ordnance disposal, and reconnaissance. The THeMIS UGV is part of different programmes in 16 countries, including eight NATO members: Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the UK, and the US.
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