Titan is a First-of-Its-Kind Modular, Hybrid Unmanned Ground Vehicle
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) and MILREM today introduced Titan at the 2016 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Milrem, a company that specializes in the development of unmanned vehicles and repair and maintenance of heavy-duty military vehicles, and QinetiQ North America partnered to create a breakthrough UGV that combines Milrem's THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System), the first fully modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle made for military applications, with QinetiQ North America's robotic control technology - the Tactical Robot Controller (TRC) and Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK). This joint solution not only meets, but exceeds, the rigorous SMET program requirements. As a multi-mission vehicle platform, Titan is able to perform complex and hazardous tasks on the battlefield that are currently performed by soldiers.
Key benefits include:
- Increases unit capability and squad support on extended missions
- Increases mission effectiveness
- Improves safety for warfighters
- Provides high load carrying capability and off-road mobility
- Diesel/Electric hybrid offers run-silent mode and squad auxiliary power
- Operable in unmanned or manned modes
"QinetiQ North America has a long history of providing the military with robust and reliable products that enable safer and more efficient operations. We are very excited to partner with Milrem and leverage QNA's unmanned ground vehicle technology to offer a new highly mobile, hybrid-electric robotic system that lightens the warfighter's load, increases soldier safety and improves mission endurance," said Jon Hastie, Product Manager at QinetiQ North America.
"We are thrilled to partner with QinetiQ NA, a pioneer and technology leader in the unmanned ground vehicle sector," said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem. "QinetiQ North America's well-known and robust control system and Milrem's highly versatile modular vehicle platform combine to create an ideal solution that adapts to any mission, from logistics support to advanced weapon systems."
Titan will be displayed at AUSA 2016 in Washington, D.C., October 3-5.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). QNA delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our product offerings include survivability, unmanned systems, power sensors, control systems and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security. QNA is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.com.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. Its customers are predominantly government organisations including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.
About Milrem AS
Milrem AS is an Estonian technology solutions provider specializing in military and commercial engineering, repair and maintenance. Established in 2013 by Mootor Grupp, a group of companies with 23 years of experience and representations in several European countries, Milrem's mission is to be a reliable partner in the defense, security, and commercial sectors and offer flexible product development solutions and integrated life cycle support. The company's two main lines of business include the research and development of unmanned vehicles and repair and maintenance of heavy-duty military vehicles. Milrem is a member of Estonian Defence Industry Association.
SOURCE QinetiQ North America
For further information: Julie Collura, QinetiQ North America, 781-250-9618, [email protected], http://www.qinetiq-na.com