For a little over three years, the concept of Loyal Wingman or Remote Carrier has established itself as an indispensable component of the design of combat aircraft in the years to come. These discreet and fast drones will have the function of supporting the piloted planes by carrying sensors and ammunition, and by taking risks in their place if necessary. All the major military aeronautical nations have entered this technological race, with the Remote Carrier of the European SCAF and Tempest programs, the American Skyborg and Longshot, the Australian Loyal Wingman or the Russian Grom. Much more than stealth or data fusion, it is probably the arrival of these loyal wing combat drones that will constitute, in the years to come, the radical evolution justifying a change of generation for combat aircraft. .
It was therefore only a matter of time for the military and industrialists plan to transpose this concept beyond the air war alone. This is now done with the new terrestrial drone, or UGV for Unmanned Ground Vehicle, designated Type-X from European specialist Milrem Robotics. This robotic armored is indeed designed to support and protect allied armored vehicles, such as tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, as well as dismounted infantry units, such as the Loyal Wingmen and other Remote Carrier vis -to allied planes.
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