UMEX 2020: Mule-200 Chinese tracked multipurpose UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle
Chinese Company Zhong Tian Zhi Kong Technology Holdings showcases its tracked medium multipurpose UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) called Mule-200 at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Chinese-made Mule-200 UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle (Picture source Army Recognition)
The Mule-200 is a tracked Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) which is designed to be used as a cargo vehicle. It has a total weight of 500 kg with a maximum payload of 200 kg. It is an unmanned platform that provides transport of equipment and/or supplies in support of dismounted maneuver. It can be also armed to offer firing support for dismounted infantry in the close combat assault.
The Chinese MULE-200 can be remotely controlled by wireless or cable. It can run at a maximum speed of 50 km/h with a maximum endurance of 50 km.
The Mule-200 design consists of a rigid structure with internal space to offer high payload capacity. It is powered thanks to the use of a petrol-electrical hybrid engine offering long endurance and all-terrain capabilities. In option, the Mule-200 can be fitted with adjustable suspension to allow the operator to tune the ride quality for "soft," "medium," and "hard" terrain.
The Mule-200 is based on a tracked chassis using two gear transmissions to offer more capabilities in all-terrain conditions and to cross different types of obstacles. it can climb a vertical obstacle of 600 mm maximum and negotiate slope of 35° and a side slope of 25°.
The Mule-200 has been developed based on a modular design. It can be used for transportation, reconnaissance, combat missions, relay of communication and more. According to mission requirements, the operator can easily install different payloads onto the vehicle including optics, and 4 days/night cameras.