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Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS)

Israel | 2023

"The air-transportable, unmanned, Israeli-originated REX Mk.II can ferry up to 1.25 tons of equipment and lead the charge against enemy positions."

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The IAI REX is an Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS) developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) with ELTA Systems. This unique battlefield solution is marketed to the land defense sector allowing for remote or autonomous operation - independently or alongside - ground-based infantry. In urban environments, the addition of unmanned, 'expendable' elements become a critical advantage in any operation.

IAI produces a complete lineup of Unmanned Autonomous Ground Combat Systems including satisfying a variety of battlefield roles including route clearance, combat engineering, logistics support, and general protection.

Unlike the other systems being marketed by the company, the REX takes on a 4x4 wheeled configuration. The wheels are set at the absolute corners of the frame, giving the vehicle excellent balance over uneven terrain. It supports a payload of up to 1.25 tons and is powered through a hybrid electric system giving it a range out to 300 kilometers. Full-automation can also be had, allowing the machine to operate beyond Line-of-Sight (LoS) from the ground controller. Dimensions and operating weight are such that the complete, ready-to-use system can be air-transported under the belly of a Boeing CH-47F Chinook tandem-rotor medium-lift transport helicopter or the Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor. This gives the vehicle transportability with fixed solutions such as the Lockheed C-130 Hercules / Super Hercules and Airbus A400M.

REX is designed to be as modular as possible, in turn fulfilling the broadest mission scope possible, allowing it to handle such diverse battlefield roles as direct-contact (in support of accompanying troops), general logistical support, MEDEVAC, and tactical-level Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) sorties. A remote turret is seated over the front of the frame, fitting a 7.62mm machine. The traversing nature of the weapon gives it enhanced angles of fire in which the unit can lead ahead of the troop company, 'clearing a path' of hostiles or suppressing enemy positions. Over the rear of the frame can be stowed mission equipment.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the REX Mk.II Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS).
1 x Electric hybrid powered system driving conventional 4x4 all-wheeled configuration.
Installed Power
186 miles
300 km
The physical qualities of the REX Mk.II Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS).
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the IAI ELTA REX Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS).
1 x 7.62mm machine gun fitted to a Remote Weapon Station (RWS) over the bow of the frame.
300 x 7.62mm ammunition (assumed).
Nightvision - YES.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - NONE.
Notable series variants as part of the IAI ELTA REX family line.
REX - Base Series Name.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the IAI ELTA REX. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 10 Units

Contractor(s): Israel Aerospace Industries / ELTA Systems - Israel
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Image of the IAI ELTA REX
Image from official IAI marketing materials.

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