Indian Army Procures Milrem Robotics’ Unmanned Ground Vehicle THeMIS

Indian Army

New Delhi: In a move to boost its capability, the Indian Army recently procured Milrem Robotics’ Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) from Estonia. India has become the latest country to get this vehicle THeMIS which has been making waves in the military technology sector.

“The addition of THeMIS to the Indian Army would provide a significant boost to their capabilities. Its versatility and advanced technology makes it a valuable addition to any military’s arsenal and it has already proven itself to be effective in the battlefield. It is likely that THeMIS would be used for a variety of missions in the Indian army, including reconnaissance, surveillance, transportation, and logistics tasks,” a senior officer said.

During the ongoing Parliamentary session, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said that in the last three years India has imported THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Loitering munitions as well as Closed in Weapon Systems, 7.62X51 mm Arsenal Machine gun and ground support missile test equipment.

The THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) by Milrem Robotics has been proven effective in various exercises, experiments, and even the Operation Barkhane mission in Mali. Its primary purpose is to reduce the number of troops needed on the battlefield by performing a variety of roles, including transportation, ordnance disposal, intelligence operations, and even being weaponized. THeMIS has an open architecture that allows it to be quickly configured for different missions.

It has already been purchased by 16 countries, 8 of which are members of NATO, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Estonia.

It is a highly advanced UGV that is equipped with a range of technical features to support military operations. It has a maximum speed of 20 km/h and a maximum payload capacity of 1,250 kg and is equipped with advanced sensors and cameras that allow it to perform tasks with a high degree of autonomy and navigate challenging terrain.