Today, in an announcement, Rheinmetall revealed a new autonomous ground vehicle.
On a twitter post Rheinmetall said, "Rheinmetall presents Autonomous Combat Warrior Wiesel: Mature platform meets high tech autonomy advancement."
According to Rheinmetall, the Autonomous Combat Warrior Wiesel (ACW) is driven by a state of the art autonomous kit which is applicable to a variety of both tracked and wheeled vehicle systems such as Boxer, Lynx or HX tactical trucks.
The ACW can be operated manually, remote-controlled or in full autonomous mode by programming waypoints on a tablet. It can avoid obstacles autonomously and it can also follow a lead vehicle in convoy mode.
Next-generation features include detecting soldier behavior and off-road terrain. The ultimate goal is improving soldier safety by keeping operators out of harm’s way.