ZEUS UGV – The 3 Benefits of Modularity
EOD remote tasks may have many problems, but is there a UGV that can handle them all? ZEUS could be your answer…
With ZEUS’ modular design, you may have found the solution to your problems.
ZEUS UGV from NIC Instruments, offers the 3 Benefits of Modularity
1- CONFIGURE TO MISSION
With today’s new threats, you need to transform into a lighter, faster responding unit. The ZEUS UGV has been designed to deal with a range of scenarios from simple reconnaissance, CBRNe investigation or to full scale EOD render safe procedures (RSP).
The highly modular design allows ZEUS to be configured from a lightweight simple UGV to a fully capable EOD UGV. This ability to configure ‘in field’ gives maximum capability with minimum equipment.
Gone are the days when teams would use 2 different UGVs, now all those roles can be fulfilled with 1 platform. Until now operators have had lightweight UGVs, that don’t have the strength and capability, and heavier UGVs that don’t have the ease of deployment. Now they have all the advantages of both a heavy and light UGV, but in 1 platform.
2 – REPAIR IN FIELD
As well as configuring to the mission, the modular design also allows operators to repair ‘in field’. Should part of ZEUS be damaged in action, there is no longer any need to send the UGV back to a workshop for repair. Within minutes, almost all the critical sub sections of ZEUS can be removed and replaced, and ZEUS can be back up and running in minutes.
3 – EASE OF TRANSPORTATION
The 3rd benefit is this ability to break down ZEUS into its component modules and be carried in a backpack.
This brings a whole new capability to dismounted teams. The unit can be broken down quickly, carried to the desired location, reassembled and made ready for operation in minutes.
It also allows the unit to be stored more easily within vehicles, utilising multiple small cavities under benches or alongside other equipment. It means that often a dedicated slot for the UGV is not required, meaning you can carry more capability in your vehicles.
Couple this with the optional hand-held control station and you have a quick to deploy, lightweight system.
This means ZEUS truly is a highly capable but man transportable system.
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