IAI REX MK II unmanned vehicle: Israeli defence major Israel Aerospace Industries Monday unveiled a new multi-mission unmanned land vehicle, REX MK II which has been designed to keep the troops out of harms way in complex situation.
“New operational system that is a part of IAI’s family of unmanned ground systems will support ground forces in the field while minimizing threats to human lives,” IAI said in a statement sent to Defence Star.
The REX MK II, already sold to customers worldwide, is an unmanned land vehicle adapted to a range of ground missions with advanced maneuverability and ability to carry a load of 1.3 tons.
IAI REX MK II unmanned vehicle
The new hybrid electric platform, all-wheel drive, supports combat forces in gathering intelligence, providing logistical support, and helps execute remote attacks.
The vehicle is land-based, autonomous with command-and-control capabilities, or by a single operator through wireless communication. The system is presented at the DSEI exhibition in London, this week.
The multi-mission REX MK II is intended to support infantry ground forces in various stages of fighting. This includes providing logistical assistance to troops by carrying munition supplies, critical medical equipment, water, and food, as well as evacuating injured personnel on stretchers.
The system can also gather intelligence through a situation-awareness-system that incorporates electro-optical sensors and radar.