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Multi-Utility Legged Equipment : North Tech Symposium 2023

Multi-Utility Legged Equipment : North Tech Symposium 2023

The Indian Army unveiled the Multi-Utility Legged Equipment (MULE) at the North Tech Symposium 2023 held recently in Jammu.

  • Multi-Utility Legged Equipment (MULE) is an autonomous load-bearing robot developed for the Indian Army.
  • It has been manufactured for human-less intervention to locate and eliminate terrorists.
  • It is embodied with 360-degree cameras and radars that would help the operator to detect any threat and use the firing platform to shoot it down.
  • It is an analog-faced machine, built with four legs and with a payload capacity of 12 kg.
  • The equipment can be either operated on Wi-Fi or Long-Term Evolution (LTE), making it workable for distances up to 10 km from the location.
  • It is controlled by an easy-to-operate remote control.
  • A firing platform can also be integrated into it.
  • It is capable of taking up projects with pre-fed missions and is viable to be used in all terrains; it can be easily operated in snow and mountains as well.
  • It can climb mountains hassle-free at upto 45 degrees and climb steps as high as 18 cm.

North-Tech Symposium 2023:

  • It was jointly organised by the Indian Army’s Northern Command, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and IIT-Jammu.
  • The event comprised exhibitions, product launches, one-on-one structured interactions, technical seminars, ideas and innovation displays, as well as military equipment displays.