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PRIMUS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Airbus Group and Rheinmetall Defence
Parent System: Wiesel
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 343
Family Members: Wiesel
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Description: The PRIMUS (Programme of Intelligent Mobile Unmanned Systems) is an experimental program aimed to provide a robotic unmanned vehicle capable of moving autonomously off the road. Currently the PRIMUS is being tested into a Wiesel 2 air droppable armored vehicle at the German Army test range in Pfullendorf.

The PRIMUS uses a 3D laser scanner, located at the vehicle's front sector, to independently identify and avoid obstacles or dangerous areas. The 3D laser scanner generates a 3D terrain map in real time to be processed by the system to calculate the most appropriate path to follow.

PRIMUS installed into a Wiesel 2 chassis has achieved a maximum cross country speed of 30 km/h and 50km/h on the road. Eventually, the PRIMUS technology is being developed to be integrated into other existing and planned armored vehicles that will operate without human crew.

PRIMUS Specifications

Crew: 0
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 730 kilometer (454 mile)
Power
Power: 90 hp (67 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 30 kph (8.33 mps)
Top Speed: 50 kph (31.1 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 2,750 kilogram (6,063 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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