Jammu: One of the major equipment displayed at the North Tech Symposium held here was a Multi-utility legged equipment (MULE), a four-legged equipment has a sleek design along with camera and radars.
The MULE has a payload capacity of 12 kg, and can be used on Wi-Fi or Long-Term Evolution (LTE). For short ranges, Wi-Fi can be used, whereas LTE can be used for distances up to 10 km from a remote location.
The MULE is controlled by an easy-to-operate remoter control. It is an analog-faced machine.
Several payloads can be attached to the MULE like thermal cameras and radars. Not just that, a firing platform can also be integrated into it.
Pre-fed missions can be uploaded on the system to convey what mission is to be completed, be it through waypoints or recorded missions.
It is also viable to be used in all terrains — including snow and mountains. It can climb mountains hassle-free at upto 45 degrees and climb steps as high as 18 cm.
The North-Tech Symposium 2023 was jointly organised by the Indian Army’s Northern Command, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and IIT-Jammu on Tuesday in Jammu. The event comprised exhibitions, product launches, one-on-one structured interactions, technical seminars, ideas and innovation displays as well as military equipment displays.