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Intelligent Penetration Vehicle

Vipere (Vehicule Intelligent de Penetration par Reptation

vipere autonomous observation "snake"(photo: defense update)Developed in France, Vipere is an autonomous, intelligent "snake robot" optimized for counter-terrorist warfare as well as covert, observation, offensive or neutralization missions. The unique caterpillar like propulsion system uses multiple legs which provides continuous and stable movement over rough terrain and through dense vegetation and sand climbing stairs or crawling through narrow pipes or caves.

The back-packable Vipere measures only few in diameter. Vipere is battery powered to endure missions of 1 2 hours. Each Vipere carries a payload of several kilograms, including video cameras, communications equipment as well as mission dependent payloads such as incapacitating agents, explosives etc.

Intelligent Autonomous Scout - Vipere (Photo: Defense Update)

 

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