UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) – also known as land robots – are used for protection or rescue duties in hazardous environments, or for the performance of frequently reoccurring, repetitive tasks. The context can be military as well as a civilian. UGVs are typically deployed for reconnaissance work, monitoring buildings and infrastructures, border surveillance, search and rescue missions and goods transport, as well as explosive ordnance disposal and mine clearance.
UGVs are a highly promising technology of the future. RUAG is researching, developing and investing in the UGV technology with the aim of gradually becoming a UGV competence centre for the Swiss Army and other security forces.