ST Engineering Taurus Unmanned Ground Vehicle

There is another interesting product coming from Singapore defense contractor, ST Engineering, at this year’s Singapore Airshow. It is an unusual ground innovation amidst the aerial and marine hardware and technologies called Taurus. Taurus is an unmanned ground vehicle paired with a multirotor drone that was revealed publicly for the first time.

Developed last year, the Taurus awaits its first launch customer. Taurus is fully electric, complete with export power to support other operations that require power such as serving as backup power in the event of a power cut.

It is adaptable for a variety of missions including surveillance, casualty evacuation, logistics, and material handling (with an optional robotic arm for the latter), and while it is a UGV, it is towable with regenerative charge.

Not surprisingly, the surveillance capability has garnered quite a significant interest. Featuring the DrN-15 drone, capable of flying beyond visual line of sight and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Taurus can travel approximately 19 miles (30 km) in fully electric mode and weigh about 3,527 pounds (1,600 kg).

It’s seen as an asset for manned-unmanned teaming, complementing vehicles like the Terrex s5 infantry fighting vehicle. This move underscores ST Engineering’s focus on advancing Singapore-made autonomous ground vehicles, including the privately developed Hunter tracked platform.

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via DefenseNews.