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For over a decade, the Robotics Centre has proudly brought Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into service with military and industrial clients. Headquartered in Ottawa, we have offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Sapporo, Japan.

Over the past decade, the Robotics Centre has delivered over 1,000 UAS and payloads to defence & security clients, trained over 1,100 operators, and maintained the fleet at our dedicated workshop. Robotics Centre also provides training, maintenance & support, and builds components to augment systems such as the ECHO™ signals intercept payload and the SunStone™ hardened GPS solution for small UAS.


Charles Barlow


Khaled El-Sayed


Eric Karmouch

Technical Co-Founder/CTO

James Brown

Director/Business Development

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225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

+ 1 613 755 2280

+ 1.613.755 2280

225 Marché Way, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3

Military Defence

In the context of military defence, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are transforming modern warfare and defence strategies. Each platform offers unique capabilities that extend military operations’ reach, effectiveness, and safety. Here’s how they contribute.

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UAVs in Military Defence

Surveillance and Reconnaissance: UAVs are essential for gathering intelligence, conducting surveillance, and performing reconnaissance over hostile or inaccessible areas without risking crewed aircraft. They provide real-time data and imagery to commanders, facilitating informed decision-making.

Combat and Strike Missions: Armed UAVs can engage targets with precision-guided munitions. They are used for targeted strikes, close air support, and suppressing enemy air defences, offering a high degree of persistence and discretion.

Electronic Warfare: UAVs equipped for electronic warfare can jam enemy communications and radar systems, gather electronic intelligence (ELINT), and conduct cyber operations, disrupting the adversary’s information and command systems.

Logistical Support: Some UAVs are designed for cargo delivery, resupplying front-line units with ammunition, food, medical supplies, and other essentials, reducing the vulnerability of manned supply convoys.

UGVs in Military Defence

Reconnaissance and Surveillance: UGVs equipped with cameras and sensors can patrol borders, monitor conflict zones, and perform reconnaissance missions in environments too dangerous for humans, such as areas with IED threats.

Bomb Disposal and EOD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) UGVs are used to identify, disarm, or safely detonate explosive threats. Their use significantly reduces the risk to human bomb disposal teams.

Combat Support: Armed UGVs can provide direct fire support to infantry units, carry heavy weaponry that would be cumbersome for foot soldiers, and act as mobile shields or decoys.

Force Protection and Perimeter Security: UGVs can patrol perimeters of bases and sensitive sites, using sensors to detect and deter intruders, enhancing force protection without exposing personnel to threats.

ROVs in Military Defence

Underwater Surveillance and Mine Detection: ROVs are crucial for underwater operations, such as surveillance around naval vessels, ports, and harbours. They can detect, classify, and neutralize mines, significantly mitigating risks to ships and submarines.

Submarine Rescue and Salvage Operations: In the event of a submarine accident, ROVs can be deployed for search and rescue operations, providing life-saving capabilities in deep and dangerous waters.

Inspection and Maintenance: Military ROVs inspect the hulls of ships and submarines for damage or sabotage and perform maintenance or repairs, ensuring the readiness and integrity of naval assets.

Integrated Defence Capabilities

The integration of UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs into military operations offers a force multiplier effect, enhancing capabilities across multiple domains:

Situational Awareness: The combined data from aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems provide a comprehensive understanding of the battlefield, enabling superior situational awareness and tactical planning.

Operational Flexibility: The versatility and rapid deployment of unmanned systems across different terrains and environments offer commanders a wide range of tactical and strategic options.

Risk Reduction: Unmanned systems conduct operations in high-risk environments, reducing the need to expose personnel to danger and potentially saving lives.

Cost-Effectiveness: Compared to manned systems, unmanned platforms can be more cost-effective to operate and maintain, allowing for a diversified and technologically advanced defence posture without disproportionately increasing budgetary expenditures.

In conclusion, UAVs, UGVs, and ROVs play pivotal roles in modern military defence strategies, offering enhanced capabilities while minimizing risks to human life. Their continued development and integration into defence operations represent a significant shift towards more autonomous, networked, and multi-domain warfare capabilities.