Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle


by78

Lieutenant General
More images of unmanned systems.

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by78

Lieutenant General
This is relevant here, as I believe this is one of the first, if not the first air defense system that integrates unmanned vehicles from the get-go.

More information on the FK-3000 air defense system. It's designed for point defense against helicopters, precision guided munitions, UAVs, drone swarms, etc. It has two components: the larger manned vehicle and up to two companion unmanned vehicles. The manned vehicle carries missiles to intercept guided munitions, aircraft, and drone swarms. It also carries a single 30mm AA gun and drone jammers. For added firepower against drone swarms, two companion unmanned vehicle can be added, with each carrying additional missiles. Going by the images, the larger FK-3000/L missile is for intercepting helicopters and large UAVs, and the smaller FK-3000/S is for intercepting guided munitions, small UAVs, and drone swarms.

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no_name

Major
Perhaps Musk's starlink needs to be seen in similar light with dual use applications in coordinating out of US assets, perhaps China needs similar system in the future when coordinating potential conflicts outside of her local infrastructure support influence.
I've been thinking about Tesla using cameras and not Lidars.

From a surveillance point of view, a human can naturally read camera and video images.
Liars data can also be processed to form images, but a lot of details get lost that could say, help identify a person or a 2-D sign?
 

vincent

Grumpy Old Man
Staff member
Moderator - World Affairs
I've been thinking about Tesla using cameras and not Lidars.

From a surveillance point of view, a human can naturally read camera and video images.
Liars data can also be processed to form images, but a lot of details get lost that could say, help identify a person or a 2-D sign?
LiDars provides range and 3D-images, much easier to construct a 3D images of the car's surroundings
 

by78

Lieutenant General
According to a Weibo poster who chatted with a NORINCO rep, the unmanned VT5-U shown at Zhuhai this year requires three persons to remotely operate, presumably in the role the driver, gunner, and commander. The reason for this is that the system is based on an existing manned tank, so the system integration can only go so far. However, each operator's control terminal is very compact, roughly tablet sized and can therefore be easily deployed in the field. Only line-of-sight control is available when using these compact terminals, so the range isn't very far. For NLOS remote control over far greater distances, a larger dedicated control station is used that is similar to ones used to fly UAVs, presumably over a satellite link. Moreover, the remote operation system is platform agnostic, meaning it can be retrofitted to other armored vehicles. The team behind the system only had a VT5 to play around with, and that's why a VT5 was shown at Zhuhai. Had they had access to a VT4 MBT, they would have shown a VT4-U instead. The NORINCO rep also revealed that the system started out as a response to the American next-generation optional manned tank (OMT) program.

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