With its ability to destroy tanks, this uncrewed combat vehicle caught the attention of the Australian Army.
Robotic vehicles becoming more important for armed forces around the world. But, these vehicles are armed and capable of carrying out autonomous attacks, which is a scary thing.
On Thursday, the Australian robot vehicle maker GaardTech announced a contract to supply its Jaeger-C uncrewed combat vehicle to the Australian Army.
What are The Jaeger-C Specifications?
The Jaeger-C is a full-on attack machine with both anti-personnel and anti-tank functions. It is designed to be small, so it can hide, and attack from ambush. Solider can remote-control or operate “autonomously with image analysis and trained models linked to robotic actions,”.
The name was inspired by the World War II Goliath, which is a type of tracked mine used by the German forces against tanks.
This vehicle can operate autonomously, which increases its chances of “surviving” on the battlefield, without being spotted or disabled. What’s make The Jaeger-C more interesting is that it has three operating modes.
In the Guard mode, the Jaeger-C can stay hidden and monitor the target for a long time, until it detects potential targets. Then, it can either switch into the Chariot mode, which the manufacturer defined as “harassing and charging at arms combatants until they drop their weapons,”. Or the Goliath mode, where it carries out an open attack depending on whether the targets are personnel or vehicles.
The robot engages targets with an undisclosed weapon in the Chariot mode, which is likely to be a 7.62 mm medium machine gun.
In the third mode, Goliath mode, the robot carries out a kamikaze attack.
The type of weapons will the Jaeger-C users still be unknown. But it could be a close-range explosively-formed projectile.