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Rheinmetall Mission Master UGV Trials Thales 70mm Rockets

Trials Complete Successful Qualification Process

The Rheinmetall Canada Mission Master SP autonomous UGV recently demonstrated its battlefield utility, firing Thales FZ275 laser-guided rockets in a live-fire exercise in Sweden for an audience that included delegations from Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden.

The UGV featured a Rheinmetall Fieldranger Multi RCWS, armed with two Thales Belgium seven-tube 70mm rocket launchers, delivering effect on a vehicular target at a 4,000m range. The demonstration completed the successful qualification process for the RCWS/launcher combination. Previously limited to aircraft, these area saturation and precision strike weapons can engage stationary and mobile targets at ranges up to 7km, with minimal collateral damage and are now qualified for use with the Mission Master A-UGV. The configuration can now be integrated onto other platforms. He UGV can also be equipped with other weapons, including 12.7mm machineguns, a Dillon Aero M134D gun, or 40mm grenade launchers.

The demonstration in Sweden used a secure, customised, remote-controlled tablet in a fully digital scenario, controlled using Rheinmetall C2 software, while maintaining human-in-the-loop authority.

For a brief video of the trials, click here.

The Mission Master SP during the demonstration in Sweden. (Rheinmetall)

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