Ukraine’s Peacekeeper Multipurpose Robotic Platform Passes Factory Tests
Unmanned ground vehicles are increasingly used by armies around the world. In September, Israel Aerospace Industries presented the Rex MK II unmanned combat vehicle, intended to protect troops under complex circumstances. In November, information was communicated about a joint initiative of the Israeli company Elbit Systems and the American manufacturer Roboteam, as a result of which the ROOK unmanned ground vehicle equipped with a remote-controlled multicopter was created. Now there are reports that the Ukrainians are also working on the technology of unmanned vehicles.
A Ukraine-based design and production company, Synergy DPE, has unveiled its new modular unmanned ground vehicle, Mirotvorets (Peacekeeper), which has already passed the next stage of factory testing.
The company said the optical vision and communication system regularly received video from cameras and controlled the robotic platform at distances of 2,000 to 2,500 meters in indirect visibility. In turn, the work of the platform was demonstrated on snowy terrain and at low temperatures, said general manager Ruslan Jalilov.
The Peacekeeper is a unique Multipurpose Floating Robotic Platform (BRP) based on an electromechanical chassis designed to perform logistics, evacuation, reconnaissance and other special tasks in military units.
The platform is equipped with low pressure tires and, in turn, is built on a stable and durable transmission base, which has amphibious properties, long range and low noise level while driving, which makes it makes discreet during military missions. The vehicle can maneuver in harsh road and weather conditions, including lakes, rivers, swamps, snowy areas, deserts, trenches up to one meter, and mountainous terrain with an angle of 60%, making it makes it ideal for combat zones.
The Peacemaker includes a universal chassis to allow the installation of combat strike modules, medical equipment, special reconnaissance equipment, demining and electronic countermeasures, fire equipment and various organs for the transport of people, goods and others. All these characteristics of the “Peacemaker” confirm the possibility of using platforms of this class in combat zones and, in the future, will allow the military to increase mobility and security and to be able to use modern robotic systems.