ADEX 2017: Hanwha Techwin Showcasing its Large UGV
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At ADEX 2017, the International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition currently held in Seoul, South Korea, local company Hanwha Techwin is showcasing its large unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).
A company representative explained that this design is currently being considered in a ROK Army competition. Its main mission is to "operate in conjunction with other manned vehicles in hostile territory".
The system weighing 5 to 6 tons (depending on the payload) relies on a 6x6 chassis for increased mobility. Its range is up to 500 kilometers thanks to a hybrid diesel engine.
Because of the UGV's main mission, the payload consists mostly in weapons: 12.7mm remote weapon station (RWS) as showcased at ADEX 2017, anti-tank missiles or rocket launcher. The UGV has some level of autonomy: In case of datalink loss, it can cruise back to its starting point (or a pre-designated location) on its own.
Hanwha will soon test a variant with protective armor to make the UGV even more survivable.