THeMIS | Unmanned Ground Vehicle
The THeMIS is an unmanned ground vehicle with a wireless remote weapon station that enhances soldiers’ fighting capability. The THeMIS is a modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle with a payload of 750-1000 kg. ADDER is made by ST Kinetics and Milrem for the New Hayesalian Military. They are a very common sight, with most light infantry platoons having five THeMIS drones to carry rucks and extra fighting equipment.
The Supply-Transport role is the most common in New Hayesalian service, however they are commonly deployed to enable long-range communications, provide controlled sentries, and provide special duties as required. In performing this role they are also equipped with Boomerang 2 shot detection systems and a lightweight, telescoping pole mounted FLIR pod to increase situational awareness. A ruggedised battery charger unit is also given to maintain the 9LAND systems of each soldier.
The vehicle is based on tracked chassis with two crawler tracks connected by a large central bay. Its compact size and modular design help reduce life cycle management costs and simplify maintenance operations, largely to the squad level.
Orders are given to THeMIS via the 9LAND battle management system at all levels.
The length and width of the vehicle are 2.1m each and the height is 0.98m. The UGV has a base kerb weight of 850kg and can carry payloads of 750kg.
The central bay is designed to incorporate different mission equipment including cargo, towing equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and weapons systems as per the operational requirements. The medevac configuration can carry a stretcher. When empty, five combat loaded soldiers can (very closely) fit in the transport module for quick movements out of or into an area.
An autonomous controlled system installed in the UGV provides autonomous real-time control and obstacle avoidance capabilities. It automatically directs the vehicle to reach a target along the desired path. If soldiers are seperated from the THeMIS then the vehicle can use allied fuel depots and known paths to reunite with the soldiers. Exceptional AI capacities have been programmed into the machine, allowing it to recognise various forms of people and vehicles to prevent collision as well as perform numerous behaviours:
The unmanned ground vehicle is powered by a hybrid propulsion system, consisting of a diesel engine and an electric motor located in the left and right engine bays. It can run solely on electric motor using lithium-ion batteries, developed by Denchi Power, and graphene ultracapacitors.
Manufactured by Skeleton Technologies, the ultracapacitors deliver increased energy efficiency and reliable operation.