AI-powered kit helps Theseus project for automated logistics

Rheinmetall Canada is supplying an AI-powered navigation system for the Project Theseus automated logistics program in the UK.

The company claimed in an August 16 statement that the “first systems have already been delivered” under a UK MoD contract for the Theseus 2.2 project that was awarded in February 2022.

Prime contractor Rheinmetall Canada is working with its robotics division Rheinmetall Provectus and Polaris Government and Defense to equip 11 Polaris MRZR D4 light tactical vehicles with the Rheinmetall PATH Autonomy Kit (A-kit) AI-powered navigation system.

“The project marks the first installation of the PATH A kit on an MRZR D4,” said Rheinmetall Canada. “This forces Rheinmetall to meet a new set of technical requirements, proving the full adaptability of PATH.”

This PATH A kit is intended to allow crewed or remote operation of the MRZR D4, as well as the autonomous execution of refueling missions by the vehicle in complex terrain or in adverse weather conditions. Autonomous navigation is provided through sensor fusion and environmental mapping.

The contract also includes training, spares and technical support, including in-country support by Polaris Defense UK.

Rheinmetall Canada is also involved in the platoon robotic vehicle program for the British Army.

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