February 11, 2018

Singapore Technologies Unveils 6x6 Jaeger UGV

The Jaeger 6x6 can be configured for a number of roles, such as with this surveillance mission fit. (photo : ST Engineering)

Singapore Technologies Kinetics has revealed a 6x6 variant of its Jaeger multirole unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Singapore Airshow 2018.

The skid-steer, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) weighs 730 kg and can carry a payload of 250 kg. Power is provided by a hybrid-electric propulsion system (lithium-ion battery and diesel generator). A fully loaded Jaeger 6x6 is capable of travelling at speeds of up to 16 km/h for as long as four hours in electric drive mode, but its endurance can be extended to 24 hours with onboard charging via the generator.The Jaeger can be controlled using two methods: line-of-sight direct tele-operation via a portable control unit with an approximate range of 1 km, or semi-autonomous navigation using a combination of 2D LiDAR and GPS for obstacle avoidance and navigation respectively.

Israel’s Automotive Robotic Industry (ARI) provides the base platform in the form of its AMSTAF vehicle, while ST Kinetics and ARI jointly develop the robotic aspect.

A number of mission fits are available for the UGV, including a remote weapon station, mast-mounted electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) payload for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) missions, stretchers for medical evacuation, and a communications relay package. The vehicle’s payload bay can also be utilised for carrying other equipment and stores.

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