Anti-Tank Robots Used by US Military on Humvee & Stryker Vehicles

Published by , October 22, 2018 1:36 pm

(NationalInterest.org) Anti-tank robots are being designed and displayed around the world. A remote-controlled weapon mount on a remote-controlled keeps the human operator stays safely out of the line of fire.
Estonian firm Milrem Robotics makes the Titan—a sort of jack-of-all-trades mechanical mule. It’s a 1.6-ton, 8-foot-long tracked robot that stands four feet tall, travels at twelve miles per hour, and can haul about a ton of cargo. Norwegian defense firm Kongsberg makes the Protector remote weapons station, typically mounted on vehicles to enable the crew to fire external weapons, such as turret-mounted machine guns, while remaining inside the protection of the vehicle. The U.S. military already uses about 15,000 of Kongsberg’s Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) systems on vehicles such as the Humvee and Stryker.

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