Queensland electronics company BIA5 and automation company Cyborg Dynamics Engineering have produced their first three Warfighter unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) Product Baseline 1 (PBL01) vehicles destined for defence.
The companies were awarded up to $426,150 in funding under the Department of Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities (SICP) scheme to design, manufacture and test the UGV.
The Warfighter UGV is based on BIA5’s tracked OzBot All Terrain Robot (ATR) chassis.
The companies have posted regularly on social media, showing the UGV’s go through their paces, navigating autonomously, crossing difficult terrain, and equipped with various payloads including a remote weapons station (RWS) made by Canberra’s Electro Optic Systems (as pictured).
The vehicle is known to be capably of carrying a payload of up to 330kg.
Now social media posts have revealed various elements of the UGV’s design which incorporates feedback from defence end users and partners over the past two years:
Picture: Warfighter UGV Product Baseline 1
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