Ubemannede bakkekjøretøy med sensorpakke - teknologiinnspill til FS 07
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have become an important resource during the latest wars/conflicts. They have been used to a great extent, especially in Iraq, and particularly in urban terrain, have the unmanned ground vehicles been useful. UGVs can be equipped with several different sensors, ranging from microphones to sensors which detect explosives or B/C threats. A UGV with an explosive detector could ease and reduce the risk for personnel who search for IEDs and mines. UGVs are also used by police and military in homeland defence. Today, the UGVs are relatively small, drives slow and can only be used for short periods. In the near future the speed will increase and the duration of operation will be extended. Most of the manned vehicle programs to day relay upon unmanned weapon stations. These weapon stations can also be used on larger unmanned ground vehicles. The weapon stations can be controlled from e.g. a command post or a manned vehicle.