Tuesday, July 23, 2024

German weapons maker unveils new Ermine tactical vehicles

German technology firm Rheinmetall has introduced the Ermine family of small tactical vehicles at Eurosatory 2024.

The Ermine series includes an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), a side-by-side buggy, and a quad, available in various 4×4 and 6×6 configurations.

These vehicles feature a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain, providing up to one ton of payload, a range exceeding 1,000 kilometers, and a top speed of 90 km/h.


The modular design enhances agility and versatility, making them suitable for various military applications. Additionally, up to four Ermine vehicles can be transported by cargo helicopters like the CH-47 or CH-53.

Photo courtesy of Rheinmetall
Photo courtesy of Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall’s focus on hybrid technology and modularity aims to meet the evolving demands of modern military operations, offering a blend of tactical full electric transport and mobile energy solutions.

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Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.



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