We are a leading Czech manufacturer and provider of repairs, modernisation and servicing in the field of defence and security. We systematically create conditions for reinforcing our position as integrator and supplier of modern military equipment and systems, chiefly for the Czech Armed Forces and for government security services.
We are the owner of a traditional brand dating back seventy-six years, in the position of leader in the sector of manufacturing, modernisation and repairs to military and special equipment. We have our own development centre with competitive projects utilised by the Czech Armed Forces, security units and the civil sector.
We hold a licence for trade in military materials – the company has been granted CLASSIFIED level security authorisation.
We consider quality management a crucial element assuring our competitiveness. This is also why we develop our employees’ qualifications in the long-term and work on constantly improving the efficiency of our production and inspection processes in cooperation with our customers.
We conduct our business activities transparently and we maintain positive relations with customers, suppliers and other business partners.
We monitor the company’s impact on the regional, national and global levels.
We take care of our employees, we support development of the region in the field of the health, safety, education and cultural development of its citizens.
We are aware of our social responsibility during dealings with our partners and we follow the Code of Ethics and strict anti-corruption rules.
We protect natural resources and strive to minimise our environmental impact.
Our key partners on the UG TAROS project are the LPP Company and UNOB – University of Defence in Brno, Department of Military Robotics. Both partners utilise their specific experience in the field of advanced robotics, autonomous systems and definition of tactical-technical parameters and facilitate creation of new synergies during further research and development in the field of advanced robotic systems.
TAROS is the acronym for Tactical Robotic System. This is an unmanned ground vehicle platform, capable of movement under various climatic conditions and over difficult terrain, which means it will easily traverse stairs for example. This general-purpose platform can be fitted with a wide range of sensor and weapon components, a robotic arm, communication sub-systems, logistics superstructure, etc.
The TAROS platform is specifically intended to provide direct combat support to mechanised, reconnaissance and special units. It is capable of carrying out reconnaissance or even combat activities (depending on the specific type of superstructure) and also targeting enemy units and firing positions. The TAROS platform is also suitable for deployment and manoeuvring in high-risk areas, areas covered by enemy fire or where there is a probability of enemy IEDs being present, activated or deactivated for example, where it carries out high-risk activities, including combat, and draws the enemy’s attention. This protects the lives of soldiers, affords immediate information superiority over the enemy and assures combat support during operations.
In the mid-term horizon, the TAROS platform is not intended as a complete substitute for soldiers in their full range of operational deployment, but rather as a tool, or as support for selected reconnaissance or tactical activities.
We are currently finishing development of the fourth generation, which will be improved on the basis of data collected from the testing of previous platforms by the Czech Armed Forces. Experts had the first opportunities to examine the TAROS V4 platform in June this year at the 6th AFCEA Conference in Lipník nad Bečvou or at the October Future Forces exhibition in Prague.
The use of unmanned vehicles is a good step towards achieving minimum losses on the battlefield and maximum information potential. Every year, constant improvement and development of new equipment in order to achieve a fully autonomous mode, takes us closer and closer to a highly autonomous unmanned vehicle, which is capable of evaluating the situation and reacting quicker than a human. However, the fact is that no technology can operate without potential and essential human intervention.