Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will deliver four Remote Platoon Vehicles (RPVs) to support and enhance experimentation and capability development for UK land operations, with MCL becoming a major contractor to the UK MoD RPV Framework Group.
The RPVs, designed and manufactured by IAI’s ELTA Systems group, are robust, versatile multi-purpose/multi-mission platforms that support and complement troops on the ground and enhance their force protection in battlefield conditions. In addition to their intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities, the RPVs can provide logistic support by carrying platoon equipment, supplying ammunition and extracting casualties. They can be operated in manual, remote or autonomous modes.
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