Global Dynamics unveiled modern unmanned ground vehicle with Shablya RWS
Ukrainian company Global Dynamics for the first time publicly unveiled its new unmanned ground vehicle with Shablya remote weapon station (RWS) at this year’s Arms and Security 2018 international specialized exhibition in Kyiv.
According to the company’s official, the advanced unmanned ground vehicle called the IRONCLAD, designed for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) missions to increase the security of personnel manning forward locations.
The IRONCLAD can be positioned in remote areas unabled to monitor by personnel. Operation of the platform is easy, each wheel has its own electric engine with epitrochoid harmonic drive to ensure robust torque transmission to ensure steady footing in rough terrain and on steep slopes.
The remote control is enabled via secure radio control channel with a backup fiber-optic line. Each IRONCLAD radio system extends the reach of network coverage and allows connection of additional MESH nodes. Modular layered armor allows quick replacement of damaged parts.
The IRONCLAD is powered by Diesel Power Train (15 kW) generators provide electricity to 4 electric engines (12 kW), producing a road speed of up to 20 km/h. The gross vehicle weight (GVW) is 1,100 kg, of which 200 kg is the payload (weapons, ammunition), according to Global Dynamics.
- Armor – Class 4 chassis, Modular stand-Off front (12.7mm);
- Continued Operation, full load – 4 hrs;
- Continued Operation, mixed mode – 10 hrs;
- Battery Only Distance, All-Terrain, max – 1 hrs;
- Hybrid Mode Distance, All-Terrain, max – 130 km;
- Maximum Speed, All-Terrain – 20 km/h;
- Torque on Wheel, max – 3500 N;
- Dimensions, chassis, L/W/H, cm – 2570/1705/96.
Global Dynamics equipped the new IRONCLAD unmanned ground vehicle with the Shablya RWS armed with a stabilised machine gun (MG).