Sunday, 7 March 2021

New self-driving robot tank can parachute out of a plane

Milrem, the leading robotics, and autonomous systems developer has unveiled its Type-X combat vehicle that is designed to increases troop survivability, have a lower cost of maintenance, and make warfare less lethal. “The Type-X provides means to breach enemy defensive positions with minimal risk to own troops. If an RCV is lost, its replacement will become purely a logistical nuance, however, lives will have been saved,” said Kuldar Väärsi, said CEO of Milrem Robotics in a press release. Drones becoming 'real' threat to commercial aviation: IATA In February, Milrem showcased Type-X vehicle for the first time at IDEX, an international arms exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The #TypeX at #IDEX2021 — Milrem Robotics (@MilremR) February 23, 2021 If we compare Type-X with M1 Abrams, a tank that has been used by US and other countries for the past several years there is a vast difference. Type-X is 19 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, 7 feet tall, and weighs only 13 tons while M1 Abram weighs around 60-74 tons reports Popular Science. Our Type-X RCV, designed to support mechanized units, will be exhibited for the first time at IDEX 2021. — Milrem Robotics (@MilremR) February 18, 2021 Type-X is also faster than its competitor tanks, it has a high speed of 80 km/h on paved roads and 50 km/h off-road. The vehicle also has the ability to paddle through water that is 59 inches deep and can protect against bullets and weaponry. JPMorgan's blockchain payments test is literally out of this world The robotic combat vehicle can be installed with cannon up to 50 mm which will provide equal or overmatching firepower and tactical usage to a unit equipped with Infantry Fighting vehicles, says Milrem. Further, Milrem’s innovative AI technology allows Type-X to move on its own through the battlefield. The vehicle is also equipped with features such as follow-me, waypoint navigation, and obstacle detection.  

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