New UGVs, Vehicle Load Beds and Protected Workspaces on stand F171
Cambridge, 8th June 2010; New unmanned vehicles, vehicle load beds and protected workspace capabilities are all being featured by Marshall Land Systems at Eurosatory, Paris 14 – 18 June, 2010 on stand number F171 on the outside area.
Shown for the first time will be a new Marshall SDG reconnaissance and surveillance UGV – QUESTAR. It is an agile vehicle, either tracked or wheeled, which can be remotely, semi or fully autonomously operated. QUESTAR can be configured to meet any number of operationally dangerous missions such as CIED work, CBRN recce, deployed / detached / roving surveillance and sentry tasks, and route clearance. Its small size and speed make it a difficult target. Its simplicity makes it a life and manpower saver.
The Marshall SDG TRAKKAR platform fitted with a novel ‘follow me’ capability is being unveiled for the first time. TRAKKAR, a 4 x 4 platform able to carry a 250kg payload, has been fitted with ‘follow-me’ technology which enables the vehicle to follow its human controller as he/she moves across the ground. Fitted to the front of the vehicle is a receiver linked to the vehicle control system whilst the soldier has a small transmitter fitted to his back and a PDA sized hand held control unit. The soldier is presented with a simple three button interface for common commands, such as “follow me” “catch up” and “return to last RV”. TRAKKAR can also follow a pre programmed route.
On stand D501, IVECO Defence Vehicles will be showing two variants of the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) fitted with Marshall VE load beds. The first of these is the LMV Protected Utility (PU) vehicle which has been fitted with a load bed able to carry two NATO pallets and aimed at meeting evolving requirements for lightweight protected utility and logistics vehicles in many markets. The second variant will be a short cab version which is fitted with a lightweight load bed and able to carry four pallets.
Central to the Marshall Land Systems stand will be an extended shelter demonstrating the company’s capabilities in providing protected workspaces. The shelter is fitted with display screens showing the company’s overall capabilities including its work on treating wounded soldiers from the front line back to a base hospital, its expertise in developing unmanned airborne vehicle ground stations, and workshop solutions which the company has been successfully delivering to the UK Ministry of Defence.