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Milrem, the leading robotics, and autonomous systems developer has unveiled its Type-X combat vehicle that is designed to increases troop survivability, have a lower cost of maintenance, and make warfare less lethal.

β€œThe Type-X provides means to breach enemy defensive positions with minimal risk to own troops. If an RCV is lost, its replacement will become purely a logistical nuance, however, lives will have been saved,” said Kuldar VÀÀrsi, said CEO of Milrem Robotics in a press release.

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In February, Milrem showcased Type-X vehicle for the first time at IDEX, an international arms exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

If we compare Type-X with M1 Abrams, a tank that has been used by US and other countries for the past several years there is a vast difference. Type-X is 19 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, 7 feet tall, and weighs only 13 tons while M1 Abram weighs around 60-74 tons reports Popular Science.

Type-X is also faster than its competitor tanks, it has a high speed of 80 km/h on paved roads and 50 km/h off-road. The vehicle also has the ability to paddle through water that is 59 inches deep and can protect against bullets and weaponry.

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The robotic combat vehicle can be installed with cannon up to 50 mm which will provide equal or overmatching firepower and tactical usage to a unit equipped with Infantry Fighting vehicles, says Milrem.

Further, Milrem’s innovative AI technology allows Type-X to move on its own through the battlefield. The vehicle is also equipped with features such as follow-me, waypoint navigation, and obstacle detection.


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