‘An unmanned vehicle must be a reliable companion to a soldier on the battlefield, helping them to make decisions faster, reduce the load to be carried and a step change in increasing the endurance and protection of the troops,’ said Salm. He added that true innovation emerges from the autonomous control system and cooperation with sensors and other manned and unmanned platforms, such as UAVs, radars, and control points.
‘What makes the MUGS project a front-runner in the EDIDP competition is the commitment of seven Member States and unmatched industrial partnership across Europe,’ said Salm. ‘This is one of the most ambitious projects in the PESCO and EDIDP work programme. We have the best partners in Europe to help us bring the project to life, in cooperation we have created a very solid foundation for creating European standards in the area of unmanned ground vehicles,’ said Salm.