Delivery of the first Portable Patrol Robot (Robot Patrolowo Przenośny – RPP) 1806 engineer unmanned ground vehicle, was announced on 2nd March 2020 by the robot’s manufacturer, Lukasiewicz – PIAP Institute as well as its future user, the Polish Ministry of Defense (MoD).
The first batch of 18 RPP robots will be delivered to the 2nd Masovian Military Engineer Regiment by the end of 2020. The remaining 17 are to be delivered in 2021.
The Polish Ministry of National Defence contract is worth PLN80.7 million (USD 20.9 million).
Łukasiewicz-PIAP Institute director Piotr Szynkarczyk said: “The delivery of explosive ordnance disposal robots was one of the 14 major modernisation programmes announced by the MND”, adding that the institute is Poland’s biggest UGV manufacturer.
The RPP EOD robots, weighing 75kg, will support a number of missions, such as localization, identification and neutralization of improvised explosive devices (IED) or other hazardous loads and materials. RPPs will be delivered with a full mission set, which means that they will be equipped with sensors for visual reconnaissance of objects and items, mine and hazardous material detection devices, mass destruction weapon usage sensors and toxic chemicals usage sensors or explosives launcher for remote neutralization several hundred meters from the operator. Tracks and electric drive will allow RPP to operate both in urban and rugged terrain at a maximum speed of 10 km per hour.
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