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13 June 2016

Eurosatory 2016: IAI Introduces RoBattle Combat Maneuvering & Support Ground Robot

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduces the RoBattle unmanned, heavy duty, highly maneuverable combat and support robotic system at Eurosatory 2016. The system is designed to be integrated with tactical forces in mobile, dismounted operations and support a wide range of missions including intelligence, surveillance and armed reconnaissance; convoy protection, decoy, and ambush and attack.

Based on the IAI's cutting edge technology, RoBattle, the newest member of the family of unmanned ground robotic systems from IAI, is equipped with a modular "robotic kit" comprised of vehicle control, navigation, RT mapping and autonomy, sensors and mission payloads. The system can be operated autonomously in several levels and configured with wheels or tracks, to address the relevant operational needs. Operators can equip RoBattle with different payloads including manipulator arms, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensors and radars, and remotely controlled weapons. 

"The RoBattle system is based on IAI's vast experience and heritage in development and manufacturing of unmanned systems including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).  With the modular ‘robotic kit’ methodology, designed to meet specific customer requirements, RoBattle is one of the most advanced combat, maneuvering, ground robotics in the market," said Meir Shabtai, IAI's Deputy general manager of ground robotics systems. "The RoBattle will become a significant player in the ground robotics market. It presents advanced technologies and capabilities that can close the operational gaps in the future battlefield challenges. We are looking forward to all opportunities in the market."

The growing family of IAI's ground robotics includes:

  • PANDA- A combat engineering robotic platforms for overcoming roadside charges, obstacles and various engineering missions
  • SAHAR- IED detection and route clearing, multi sensor, counter robotic platform for IEDs located on the ground, hidden or buried
  • RoboCon- a convoy and logistic support robotic platform with autonomous driving including "follow me" capabilities  
  • GUARDIUM UGV – a cost effective and tailored UGV for security and protection of strategic assets and border patrol. 

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2016, available at the show in hall 6, stand #B197; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.