R-Trooper

France Thales UGV
Region:  Europe    Country:  France    Category:  UGV    Company:  Thales   
R-Trooper
Manufacturer: Thales Land & Joint Systems Division Status: in development Background: the R-Trooper is a 6x6 multipurpose UGV being developed for a range of missions including: observation and reconnaissance; area control and perimeter surveillance; logistics and automated convoy; force protection operations such as route-proving; and mine/IED clearance. To assist with these missions the R-Trooper can carry micro-UGVs such as the Thales µ-Trooper. Teleoperation and autonomous modes. Characteristics: size (LxWxH): 280x160x135cm, weight: 800kg including 250kg payload Performance: max speed: >50km/h, mission duration: >8hr in thermal mode, >20min every 2hr in full electrical mode, slope/roll: >30/45°, working range (radio): 2-5km, forward/backward symmetrical movement Payload: various up to 250kg, able to carry two micro-UGVs such as µ-Trooper



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