Arion-SMET is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle, with the abbreviation Arion-SMET standing for Autonomous and Robotic systems for Intelligence Off-road Navigation – Small Multi-purpose Equipment Transport unmanned groun. The 66 multifunctional UGV used in the 2-ton vehicle was developed in 2019 as part of a civil-military joint research and development effort overseen by Hanwha Defense in South Korea. The Arion-SMET was designed primarily to support infantry missions including close combat support, remote-controlled or autonomous reconnaissance and surveillance, the evacuation of wounded soldiers, and the carrying of ammunition and weaponry. The vehicle was built with versatility in mind to support a range of missions. Autonomous off-road navigation, tethering devices to track a soldier or vehicle, autonomous homing for communication failures, and software to enable MUM-T operations are some of the major technologies of the ARION-SMET.The Defence Post, ‘US Army to field test South Korean unmanned mini-tank’, https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/10/19/hanwha-us-autonomous-vehicle-test/?expand_article=1
AI-based object recognition, autonomous off-road navigation, software for supporting manned and unmanned teaming (MUM-T) operations. The vehicle is armed with a Deep Neural Network (DNN)-based remote-controlled weapons station (RCWS), which can detect/ track enemy soldiers, localize the source of gunfire and fire back in the direction gunfire is coming from.European Defence Review, ‘Hanwha Defense: Arion-SMET UGV handpicked for US Army’s field tests’, … Continue reading
Country: South Korea
Year: Developed in 2019 under a civil-military joint research and development program led by Hanwha Defense.
supporting infantry operations such as transporting munition and weapons; evacuating the wounded; remote-controlled or autonomous reconnaissance and surveillance; and close combat support.
Size: 6×6 UGV
Weight: 2 Tonnes
Speed: 34 - 43 Kmph
Max time of operation: Battery operated and can travel up to 100 kms in a single charge.
Payload: 550 kg
|↑1||The Defence Post, ‘US Army to field test South Korean unmanned mini-tank’, https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/10/19/hanwha-us-autonomous-vehicle-test/?expand_article=1|
|↑2||European Defence Review, ‘Hanwha Defense: Arion-SMET UGV handpicked for US Army’s field tests’, https://www.edrmagazine.eu/hanwha-defense-arion-smet-ugv-handpicked-for-us-armys-field-tests|