Unmanned CBRN Recce

With the resurgence of interest in all things CBRN a number of manufacturers are beginning to exploit the possibility of using existing remote control mine disposal and fire control equipment for CBRN reconnaissance in both military and civilian scenarios.

One of these is the Croatian manufacturer DOK-ING with their MVF-5, demonstrated at Shrivenham last November. Like all unmanned systems, it is designed to place the human operator at a safe distance from the hazard which might be ammunition, chemicals, unsafe buildings or even a chemical weapon. In the UK, DOK-ING are represented by Lutra Associates.

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DOK-ING MVF-5

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DOK-ING MVF5 02

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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DOK-ING MVF-5

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MVF 5 ready to go

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CBRNe Mantis-CBRNe Scarab

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The MoD already has a similar vehicle in service, purchased as a UOR for Afghanistan, the Mini Minewolf from Minewolf Systems

If there was a Home Office requirement one would assume a joint purchase and support arrangements would make sense.

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Abacot Minewolf C-IED

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Talisman - Abacot (Minewolf)
Talisman – Abacot (Minewolf)
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Mini Minewolf Container
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CBRNGuru
CBRNGuru
January 7, 2015 11:35 pm

@TD, There is no joint requirement, Home Office or any element of the Cabinet Office through the National Resilience Capabilities Programme have not a pot to piss in for anything after the New Dimensions Programme and other screw ups like FireLink and FireControl. The Police are still running around with the Police National CBRN Centre at Ryton, the Medics have the National Resilience Teams which were known as HART and the Fire Brigades are still trying to keep some ICU’s and DIM vehicles on the road.
The RAF has Bio detection and Light Role Teams and the Army has slapped themselves out of a slumber to realise that the RAF had all CBRN capability so decided to save a RTR squadron during amalgamation and form a CBRN Recce Sqn with decon capability.
The only guys that use robots is obviously 11 EOD, they have 9 CBRN vehicles which have a ROV and a couple of sensors taped to it if you are lucky on each vehicle.
So there is no chance of this monster getting a look in anywhere in the UK and that is a fact.

Ian Skinner
Ian Skinner
January 8, 2015 4:02 pm

As soon as I saw it the Thunderbirds theme starting going through my head