On July 7, Hyundai Rotem, a defense equipment manufacturer, announced that it had handed over two types of multi-role unmanned vehicles to the South Korean Defense Procurement Program (DAPA). These multipurpose unmanned ground vehicles (MPUGVs) are based on the HR-Sherpa prototype, which has been trained with the Korean Army for six years.
According to the company, the acquisition of the drone is intended to introduce new capabilities to the military as part of the Acquisition Acceleration Program and the November 2020 agreement, as well as related training and support. This is the Army’s first 6 6 unmanned aerial vehicle.
The new vehicle outperforms and outperforms the prototype HR-Sherpa. The vehicle was designed for close-quarters combat operations. It can be used for relief work in addition to operations such as surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as the resettlement of ammunition and food.
The vehicle has day/night vision cameras that can send real-time images to the remote control driver. Other systems include group driving, which includes a leader and a follower; remote control; and the ability to pre-program and automate the route. The vehicle is powered by batteries and weighs less than 2 tons. The vehicle has a remote-controlled firing system and can carry a load of 200 kg. It can also be used as an ambulance.
On a single charge, the built-in battery is expected to last up to 14 hours. The wheels are made of airless tires and are propelled by separate electric motors located within the wheels. The operation will be possible at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour on normal highways and 20 kilometers per hour on rough roads.