Hornet and Milrem Robotics showcase THeMIS UGV with Hornet RCWS

Hornet and Milrem Robotics showcase THeMIS UGV with Hornet RCWS

The French remote weapon systems manufacturer Hornet and Europe’s leading developer of robotics and autonomous systems Milrem Robotics exhibit the THeMIS Combat unmanned ground vehicle equipped with the Hornet Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) at Eurosatory 2022.

3213341a e854 41c5 b46a 2d6f0b696ccdThe Hornet RCWS was developed for the new French 4×4 and 6×6 armored vehicle program “Scorpion”, however, it offers unique features for UGV applications. One of these is a specific cleaning system for the optronics as well as the option to flip down the sensors to protect them from dirt and damage. The second is a protected ammunition feed.


THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System), unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), is a ground-based armed drone vehicle designed largely for military applications and is built by Milrem Robotics in Estonia.

The vehicle is intended to provide support for dismounted troops by serving as a transport platform, remote weapon station, IED detection, disposal unit, etc. The vehicle’s open architecture gives it multi-missions capability.

The main purpose of the THeMIS Transport is to support onbase logistics and provide last mile resupply for fighting units on the front line. It supports infantry units by reducing their physical and cognitive load, increasing stand-off distance, force protection, and survivability.

THeMIS Combat UGVs provide direct fire support for maneuver forces acting as a force multiplier. With an integrated self-stabilizing remote-controlled weapon system, they provide high precision over wide areas, day and night, increasing stand-off distance, force protection, and survivability.

Combat UGVs can be equipped with light or heavy machine guns, 40 mm grenade launchers, 30mm autocannons, and Anti-Tank Missile Systems. THeMIS ISR UGVs have advanced multi-sensor intelligence-gathering capabilities.

Their main purpose is to increase situational awareness, provide improved intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance over wide areas, and battle damage assessment capability.

The system can effectively enhance the work of dismounted infantry units, border guards, and law enforcement agencies to collect and process raw information and decrease the reaction time for commanders. THeMIS is capable of firing conventional machine gun ammunition or missile rounds.

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