Trakkar

UK Marshall SDG UGV
Region:  Europe    Country:  UK    Category:  UGV    Company:  Marshall SDG   
Trakkar
Manufacturer: Marshall SDG, part of Marshall Land Systems Status: in development Background: Trakkar is a multi-role, autonomous 4x4 platform with a 250kg payload and proven cross-country capability. Adaptable to a variety of roles using quick-change mission pods it can be used as a load carrier, communications rebroadcast station, sensor platform, platform for counter-IED and route clearance or for casualty evacuation. Powerplant: electric with 2x2.5kWh lead acid battery rails and a single-cylinder 3.5kW diesel engine to give true hybrid ability Characteristics: (LxW) 1.45x1.615m; weight: 250kg unladen; 200-300mm ground clearance depending on tyre type Performance: 0-15km/h, skid steer; endurance 70hr with diesel-electric APU Command Link: wireless Control System: 'follow me' or remote or autonomous via simple PDA-sized control unit- navigation via GPS; day/night camera; SICK AG LIDAR Payloads: 250kg; load-bearing, surveillance equipment, communications rebroadcast systems, route clearance and counter-IED equipment - two units can be joined together for added versatility



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