Successful operation on the battlefield is ensured by speed, accuracy and the ability to remain unseen. Today, with the development of technology, we have reached the point where unmanned systems have an advantage over humans. In addition to the technological advantage, they also fulfill another important role – they save human life. Valuing human life is one of the missions of the defense industry company Milrem Robotics.
Milrem Robotics is a developer and system integrator of robotics and autonomous systems. With their products and services, they try to increase people’s safety and work efficiency in several areas, especially in the defense, agriculture, forestry and rescue sectors. Milrem Robotics’ best-known product is the unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS, which can be used to transport cargo as well as evacuate the wounded from danger zones. Its advantage over competitors is undoubtedly its compactness and multifunctionality. That it is not just an effective smart gadget is confirmed by the fact that the Russian armed forces put out a one million ruble bounty on the one who manages to snatch it more or less intact from the battlefield.
We visited them to see the production and systems ourselves, to hear how the company is doing and what the plans are for the future. In October, the EKTL business delegation attended the defense industry trade fair in the United States, where, among other things, it was drawn out that we must contribute more in cooperation to such unmanned vehicles in Estonia as well.