ZEUS Robot – UGV Modularity
CIED and EOD ROBOT MODULARITY
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 CIED and EOD robot has been designed for the EOD/IEDD/CBRNe and SWAT community 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 CIED and EOD robot to a fully capable CIED and EOD robot. This ability to configure ‘in field’ gives maximum capability with minimum equipment.
|Gone are the days when teams would use 2 different CIED and EOD robots, one for simple reconnaissance and another for specific tasks. Now all those roles can be fulfilled with 1 platform. Until now operators have had lightweight CIED and EOD robots, that don’t have the strength and capability of heavier CIED and EOD robots and heavier CIED and EOD robots that don’t have the ease of deployment of lightweight CIED and EOD robots. Now they have all the advantages of both a heavy and light CIED and EOD robot, 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 CIED and EOD robot back to a workshop for repair. Within minutes, almost all of the critical sub sections of Zeus can be removed, and by simply replacing the damaged part via the quick release modular construction, 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 ease of transportation 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 if space is at a premium, instead of one large one. It means that often a dedicated slot for the CIED and EOD robot is not required, and it can be placed under benches or alongside other equipment, meaning you can carry more capability in your vehicles.|
|Couple this with the lightweight Peli case mounted, or body worn control station, and the ability to configure the CIED and EOD robot to suit certain scenarios, it allows only the essential systems to be carried forward, leaving anything not required behind.
This means Zeus truly is a highly capable but man transportable system.