DSA 2022: Malaysian MoD unveils new locally-made Kawbra UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle

The research institute of the Malaysian Ministry of Defense unveils the new locally-made “Kawbra” UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) at DSA 2022, Defense and Security Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The new locally-made Kawbra 4x4 UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle was unveiled by the Malaysian Ministry of Defense at DSA 2022, a defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The “Kawbra” UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) is based on a 4x4 wheeled chassis and is electrically powered thanks to the use of a 200 Ah, 48 volts Lithium-Ion battery pack allowing two hours of operation. It can be fitted with a more powerful battery to extend the operational use to up 4 hours.

The “Kawbra” UGV has been designed to provide combat, surveillance, medical and logistic support in high-risk areas and in all-terrain conditions thanks to its rugged build, low center of gravity and high ground clearance allowing high mobility on road and off-road conditions.

The “Kawbra” UGV can be operated by two soldiers using a remotely operated control station with two screens and one keyboard allowing the control of the robot and a weapon station. The Kawbra presented at DSA is fitted with a remotely controlled weapon station armed with one 7.62mm machine gun.

The “Kawbra” UGV is equipped with an infrared collision sensor to detect objects blocking its path, a geomagnetic sensor, and a GPS sensor. The UGV is also equipped with four cameras located at the front, the rear and the sides of the vehicle.

The “Kawbra” UGV can reach a maximum speed of 50 km/h and has a payload capacity of up to 400 kg.

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The command control station for the Kawbra UGV. (Picture source Army Recognition)