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Weaponised Mission Master UGV takes shape

Rheinmetall Canada continues to expand the capabilities of its 8×8 Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which it has been developing using internal research and development funding since 2016.
Jane’s understands that the company plans to integrate a range of weapons systems to the UGV, with one example being a remote weapon station (RWS) fitted with two pods that each contain seven Thales TDA unguided 70 mm rockets.
A Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle configured in the infantry support role and fitted with the Rheinmetall Rosy smoke grenade launcher on the front.Photo by: Rheinmetall Canada
Alternatively, the UGV could be fitted with the company’s own Fieldranger RWS armed with a stabilised 20 mm dual feed cannon. The weapon station could also be armed with other weapons, such as a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun (MG), or with a 30 mm or 40 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL).