DefExpo India 2014 - Polaris unveils unmanned Ranger 6X6

11/02/2014 - 16:00 | ,  ,   | Karthik H

Polaris unveiled two new vehicles for use in defense duties at the DefExpo India 2014 - An unmanned 6X6 vehicle and an off-road ambulance.

Polaris Ranger 6X6 unmanned

The unmanned vehicle is a modified version of the Polaris Ranger 6X6. Gurgaon-based Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz has modified the vehicle, making the vehicle usable for both defense and civilian purposes.

Polaris Ranger Unmanned and control unit live

The Ranger 6X6 has been fitted with various kits like a drive by wire system and sensor suite. The sensor suite includes 6 cameras, 3D laser for range detection and inertial navigation system. It also gets a host of accelerometers and gyroscopes to make all this possible.

Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz has also fitted the vehicle with a radio that has a 5 km range, but an official from the company said that more powerful radios can be fitted. Almost all of the components that have been used to give the vehicle the drive-by-wire capability can be purchased off the shelf. In the version showcased, all systems, including the drive-by-wire kit, sensor suite and software are proprietary of Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz.

Polaris Ranger Unmanned control unit detail live

The Ranger 6X6 gets a 760 cc engine that produces 40 hp and has a maximum speed of 70 kph. The six-wheel drive vehicle gets four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes and on demand true 6-wheel/rear four-wheel and mid differential lock drive options.

Polaris Ranger 6X6 Unmanned - Image Gallery

Polaris Ambulance

Polaris also showed an ambulance built on the Ranger 6X6 platform.

Polaris Ambulance front three quarter left live

The ambulance has off-roading capability and has been built in collaboration with Bafna Healthcare Pvt Ltd. It gets all-six-wheel drive capability.

Polaris Ambulance - Image Gallery

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