Łukasiewicz-PIAP Institute has delivered the first of 35 RPP unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Polish Armed Forces, the company announced.
The first RPP (Robot Patrolowo Przenośny, “Portable Patrol Robot”) Robot Engineering 1806 model UGV was delivered to the 2nd Masovian Military Engineer Regiment. The regiment will receive a total of 18 RPP UGVs this year with the remaining 17 to be delivered in 2021.
The robots will support Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) missions. They will be used by the Polish Army’s engineering units during the tasks of detecting, removing, or neutralizing mines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as part of combat operations and stabilization missions abroad.
The mobile robot weighs 75 kilograms and is equipped with a caterpillar drive (tracks). The tracks enable the robot to efficiently move on paved and dirt roads, off-roads, as well as in urban areas. The dimensions of the robot allow it to pass through doors with a frame width of up to 60 centimeters.
The tracked robot is controlled wirelessly using a lightweight console. In addition, the robot is equipped with sensors for conducting object recognition. The robot’s specialized cameras are able to capture high-resolution images during day and night and in any weather conditions.
The robots are equipped with state-of-the-art devices for detecting mines, pyrotechnic materials, the effects of using weapons of mass destruction and toxic chemicals. The robot is also equipped with a device for neutralizing explosive and hazardous materials using the latest generation of pyrotechnic ejector with 30 m range.