The new additions to the VIPeR system of unmanned ground systems are the Mini-VIPeR and Maxi-VIPeR, which feature body-mounted sensors and flat top and bottom surfaces for the mounting of mission payloads.
The Mini-VIPeR is a one-person portable system that weighs about 7.7 pounds. It's equipped with advanced sensors that allow full operation in adverse terrain, the company said.
The compact Maxi-VIPeR robot is designed to carry sensors and tele-operated manipulator arms for the handling of explosive devices and other hazardous materials.
Elbit Systems said both robots bear a resemblance to the Beagle, developed by Elbit Systems of America, but are closer to the Israeli-designed VIPeR which is being used by the Israeli military.
All VIPeRs are designed for portability and high mobility and can be configured with add-on sensors, modules and payloads for a variety of tasks.