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Sweden Signs Contract with Milrem Robotics for THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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Sweden Signs Contract with Milrem Robotics for THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)

Sweden has officially joined the growing list of countries aiming to adopt robotics to boost their defence capabilities by purchasing the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) by Milrem Robotics, the world’s leading robotics and autonomous systems developer. The THeMIS Cargo, equipped with MIFIK—Milrem’s Intelligent Functions Kit, which enables autonomous mobility—will be used for trials and experimentations by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the Swedish Defence Research Agency, and the Swedish Armed Forces. The contract was signed at Eurosatory 2024 by Brigadier General Jonas Lotsne, Director of Land Systems at FMV and Sverker Svärdby, managing director of Milrem Robotics Sweden, in the presence of the Swedish Chief of Army, Major General Jonny Lindfors.

“We are proud to welcome Sweden as the latest user of the THeMIS UGV. Our collaboration will ensure that the Swedish forces are equipped with the most advanced robotic systems available, enhancing their operational effectiveness,” said Sverker Svärdby.

Sweden Joins as Latest User of Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS UGV
Swedish Armed Forces joins as Latest User of Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). (Photo by Milrem Robotics)

The THeMIS UGV is renowned for its versatility, reliability, and advanced technological features. Although purchased as a cargo version for supply delivery, the vehicle can be adjusted to perform casualty evacuation, reconnaissance, and combat missions by integrating third-party technologies. The integration process will involve rigorous training for Swedish military personnel to ensure seamless operation and maintenance of the vehicle. Additionally, Milrem Robotics will provide ongoing support and updates to ensure the system remains at the forefront of technological advancements. Sweden’s decision to adopt the THeMIS UGV represents a forward-thinking approach to modern warfare, embracing innovation to stay ahead in an increasingly complex security landscape.

Milrem Robotics is an Estonian robotic vehicle manufacturer. Milrem Robotics was established in 2013. Development on the first unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) began late 2014. Their primary products are the THeMIS UGV, the Multiscope UGV and a robotic combat vehicle designated as the Type-X. The company runs subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the US. In February 2023 the EDGE group located in the UAE[1] bought a majority share of the company giving the UAE access to knowledge about the European IMUGS (integrated modular ground system) and CUGS (combined unmanned ground system).

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