Estonian defense contractor Milrem signs agreement with Singaporean company
Milrem and Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (STK) came to an agreement on Thursday at the Singapore Airshow. They will develop unmanned tracked vehicle applications.
The agreement concerns the integration of STK's remote weapon station ADDER into Milrem's unmanned tracked vehicle THeMIS. The companies expect to carry out the first trials of the weapon system in the fall, Milrem said.
“The partnership with ST Kinetics is especially interesting and significant for us because it's a new technology trailblazer in the field of the defense industry, with a long-term vision of the application of innovative solutions," Milrem CEO Kuldar Vaarsi said.
THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) is an unmanned tracked vehicle intended to assist or replace infantry and increase capability in dangerous combat situations. The tracked system can be used with various superstructures for fire support, reconnaissance, transport of ammunition to the line of fire and transport of the wounded to safety.
Milrem is an Estonian defense contractor whose core business is the development, repair and maintenance of military vehicles.
Singapore Technologies Kinetics is the land systems and specialty vehicles arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd., one of Asia's largest defense and engineering groups.