Rheinmetall has demonstrated the guided rocket firing capabilities of its autonomous uncrewed floor car (A-UGV), Rheinmetall Mission Grasp SP, throughout a live-fire drill in Sweden.

Through the demonstration, the A-UGV fired Thales FZ275 70 mm laser-guided rockets (LGRs) at a 4×4 car positioned roughly 4km away from the car.

The demonstration was carried out on the Trängslet base of the Swedish procurement company FMV. It was attended by delegations from Belgium, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden.

The Rheinmetall Mission Grasp SP is a low-profile A-UGV, designed to supply safety and help to troops in numerous missions.

The Rheinmetall Mission Grasp SP – Hearth Help, which was used within the drill, featured a Rheinmetall Fieldranger Multi remotely managed weapon station, outfitted with two seven-tube 70mm rocket launchers from Thales Belgium.

In a press release, Rheinmetall stated: “The demonstration marked the fruits of the profitable qualification course of for the Fieldranger Multi outfitted with the Thales 70mm rocket launcher.

“Beforehand restricted to plane, these space saturation and exact strike functions can have interaction stationary and cell targets, at ranges of as much as 7km, with minimal collateral harm. They’re now certified to be used with the Mission Grasp A-UGV.

“Furthermore, this new configuration is now able to be built-in into different kinds of platforms and armoured automobiles.”

The Mission Grasp SP – Hearth Help has a number of configurations. It could possibly additionally assist different weapon techniques equivalent to 12.7 mm calibre machine weapons, a Dillon Aero M134D gun, and 40mm grenade launchers.

In February, Rheinmetall received a ‘mid-two-digit million-euro’ order to ship a new technology of Maske 76 speedy smoke/obscurant cartridges to Switzerland.

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