Milrem Robotics, Ukraine to Create Robotic Systems Based on Battlefield Experience

The agreement explores manufacturing anti-tank systems, UGVs and a wheeled robotic combat vehicle
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 11:52 AM, December 13, 2023
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Milrem Robotics, Ukraine to Create Robotic Systems Based on Battlefield Experience

Estonian robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics and the Ukrainian Defense Industry (UDI) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the creation of "next-generation multi-domain robotic defense systems” based on battlefield experience.

The agreement was formally signed during the First Defense Industries Forum (DFNC1) held in Kyiv, outlining a cooperative effort between Milrem and UDI members.

The initial phase of the collaboration aims to assess Ukraine's requirements for robotic systems that can augment the capabilities of its armed forces during the ongoing conflict and in post-war scenarios. Subsequently, the plan is to integrate Ukraine's battlefield experience into Milrem Robotics' existing systems and develop both manned and unmanned products.

Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics, emphasized the increasing role of unmanned and robotic systems in response to Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine. "The main goal is to protect the troops and to keep the warfighters safe, but at the same time provide stronger and an asymmetric effect on the aggressor's forces. We are honored to cooperate with UDI to develop and manufacture robotic systems which help Ukraine win this war," he said.

Väärsi expressed the company's commitment to collaborating with UDI to develop and manufacture robotic systems aimed at supporting Ukraine in its conflict.

Oleksandr Kamyshin, the Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, highlighted Ukraine's unique experience in defense technology and its willingness to share knowledge. He stated, "We aim to deepen our cooperation with leading high-tech international companies to build the arsenal of the free world together."

The agreement outlines the exploration of manufacturing systems with anti-tank capabilities, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and a wheeled robotic combat vehicle. Additionally, the collaboration will investigate possibilities related to mine detection and demining.

Milrem Robotics has already delivered 15 THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicles to Ukraine, supporting logistics, casualty evacuation, and route clearance operations.

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