ExpoDefensa 2019: INDUMIL unveils its demining robot PRM Unmanned Ground Vehicle

At ExpoDefensa 2019, Colombian Company INDUMIL unveils its new "PRM" demining Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) specially designed to perform neutralization of improvised explosive devices, land mines or non-detonated ammunition. The PRM robot is fully designed and manufactured in Colombia by the Company INDUMIL using the experience and the know-how of formerly Colombian soldiers.

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INDUMIL PRM demining robot at ExpoDefensa 2019, International Defense and Security Exhibition in Bogota, Colombia. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The INDUMIL PRM robot is based on a rigid chassis fitted with caterpillar tracks and features a modular design for the integration of additional sensors and equipment based on the mission requirement.

The PRM robot is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 80 kg, while the total weight of the robot is 90 kg, which includes the weight of two batteries. Its length and width are 0.835 m and 0.665 m respectively, while its height excluding disrupter is 0.65 m. It is fitted with an advanced manipulator arm with 4 degrees of freedom.

The PRM manipulator arm is designed to pick hazardous and dangerous objects. It is capable of lifting 20 kg of weight near to the platform and 5 kg of weight in the extended position.

The PRM UGV integrates a vision module featuring six high-definition cameras with day, night, and thermal vision capabilities. Each camera can rotate 360° with a maximum elevation of 105°. They are equipped with 36X optical zoom and infrared LEDs.

The PRM UGV is controlled using a multi-mission wireless control joypad and command unit featuring an 11.6in display screen. Powered by two military-standard batteries, the control unit can work for four hours depending on the mission.

The PRM UGV is designed to be used in all-terrain conditions, across multiple terrains such as snow, rubble, water, mud, stairs, thicket, subsurface, and debris. The UGV can cross vertical obstacles and climb slopes, while its operating range within the line of sight is 200 m. It can run at a maximum speed of 15 km/h.