Ukraine’s next “Peacekeeper” all-terrain drone passes factory test
Unmanned vehicles seem to be all the rage in military applications. In September we brought you news from Israel Rex MK II, which can be adapted to a range of ground missions, can operate on land or amphibians and has a large payload capacity of 1.3 tons.
Then, in November, we showcased Israel Defense Company Elbit Systems’ ROOK, a fully autonomous 6X6 multi-charge military unmanned land vehicle (UGV) capable of handling rough terrain and delivered with a deployable multicopter drone. The UGV and the drone can also be equipped with weapons.
Now the company Synergy DPE based in Ukraine unveiled its new modular unmanned ground vehicle called Mirotvorets (Blue helmet in English) which has already passed the next stage of factory testing.
According to Managing Director Ruslan Jalilov, Peacekeeper‘s optical vision and communication system enables the vehicle “to receive video from cameras and control the robotic platform at distances of 1.25 miles to 1.55 miles (2 km to 2.5 km) in indirect visibility (on the platform there were significant changes in the terrain and the forest strip). “
The vehicle’s capabilities have been demonstrated on snow-covered terrain, at low temperatures, and in difficult road and weather conditions. the The versatile robotic platform is ideal for military units as it is designed to perform logistics, evacuation, reconnaissance and other special tasks.
It is designed with low pressure tires and built on a stable and durable driveline basis. This base has amphibious properties, long range and low noise level when driving, which makes it inconspicuous during military missions.
The vehicle can maneuver through lakes, rivers, swamps, snowy areas, deserts and trenches up to ~ 3.3ft (1m), making it ideal for combat zones. The objective of the vehicle is to allow the military to increase both mobility and security for future missions.
Synergy DPE has released a video of the impressive vehicle which highlights and illustrates its many military capabilities.