Iran’s Army Ground Forces unveils military robot
Published: 01:40 AM, 28 September 2020
‘Caracal’ robotic vehicle
Iran’s Army Ground Forces unveiled a military robot built with its indigenous and high-tech gears. The robotic vehicle is said to be capable of carrying heavy weapons and military equipment.
The program was attended by the force’s Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari, and Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation, Second Brigadier General Yousef Qorbani.
The robot is named after ‘Caracal’ a type of Iranian wild cat. This robotic vehicle can travel at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour and has an operating range that exceeds 500 meters.
The ‘Caracal’ robotic vehicle is equipped with an independent suspension system, smart remote control mechanism, laser rangefinder, and an optical system.
The event also inaugurated new weapons and equipment, including the Gohar (Gem) 4WD vehicle which is empowered to carry as much as 500 kilograms off-road, and travel as far as 700 kilometers at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.