Rheinmetall reveals Autonomous Combat Warrior Wiesel (Video)

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.

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