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IAI ELTA REX


Unmanned Infantry Combat Support System (UICSS) [ 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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Israel Aerospace Industries / ELTA Systems - Israel
Manufacturer(s)
Israel
Operators National flag of Israel
2023
Service Year
Israel
National Origin
Active, Limited
Project Status
0
(UNMANNED)
Crew
10
Units


RECONNAISSANCE
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.
UTILITY
General utility-minded design to accomplish a variety of battlefield tasks, typically in a non-direct-combat fashion.
SPECIAL PURPOSE
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.


ALL-WHEEL
Wheeled arrangement gives this system an inherent road-running capability, enhancing mobility particularly on paved roads.
PRIMARY TURRET
A modern tank quality, this vehicle sports its main armament in a single turret, typically traversable with an elevation capability in-built.
REMOTE WEAPON STATION (RWS)
Vehicle supports a remote-operated weapons station, reducing crew exposure to outside dangers.
TRAVERSABLE MAIN ARMAMENT
Armament is situated in a traversing component, allowing for all-around engagement of enemy threats regardless of the vehicle's facing.
CROSS-COUNTRY TRAVERSAL
Design includes such features as a track-link system or high ground clearance to better traverse offroad.
NIGHT VISION
Crew has access to night-vision equipment, allowing for low-light or night time operations.
ANTI-INFANTRY
Vehicle features an in-built anti-infantry capability for local defense of the vehicle or general troop suppression.
BOW GUNNER
Vehicle features additional crewman for bow gunner position, enhancing protection against enemy infantry elements.
REMOTE WEAPON STATION (RWS)
Vehicle supports an unmanned weapons station controlled remotely from within the safety of the vehicle.
INHERENT VERSATILITY
Vehicle's proven running gear and overall makeup lends itself well to fulfill other battlefield roles by way of specialized designs.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT
Ability to provide lethal, in-direct firepower at range for area saturation; can include nuclear, biological, and chemical agents.


1 x Electric hybrid powered system driving conventional 4x4 all-wheeled configuration.
Drive System
186 miles
(300 km)
Road Range


1 x 7.62mm machine gun fitted to a Remote Weapon Station (RWS) over the bow of the frame.
AMMUNITION
300 x 7.62mm ammunition (assumed).


REX - Base Series Name.
REX Mk.II


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