HAIFA, Israel – Elbit Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel, and Roboteam Inc. in Rockville, Md., are introducing the ROOK multi-payload military 6X6 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to deliver supplies, evacuate casualties, perform intelligence gathering, and support remote weapons.
The Rook has built-in autonomy, meets military standards, and accommodates on-field components replacement, modifications, and upgrades with no need for qualified technician or OEM lab maintenance.
A built-in TORCH-X robotic and autonomous application enables the ROOK UGV to navigate rough terrain during the day and at night. The UGV weighs 2,645 pounds, has a low center of gravity and a 9.5-inch ground clearance.
It can carry as much as 2,645 pounds of payload, such as sensors and weapons, and uses a modular hybrid energy configuration of batteries and optional internal generator. It provides endurance as long as eight drive hours and a speed of 19 miles per hour.
ROOK is operated either via the TORCH-X application or through an all-weather 7-inch ruggedized display to enable one operator to control several unmanned systems.