Israel’s Automotive Robotic Industry has delivered an Amstaf unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Israel Defense Forces for deployment in Gaza in a border-protection and security role.

Development of the vehicle was completed only six months ago. The UGV has been fully developed by the company based on a chassis provided by Canadian all-terrain vehicle manufacturer Argo.

Speaking to IHS Jane’s at AUSA, Automotive Robotic Industry’s marketing manager, Dor Neta, described the environment of Israel’s border with Gaza as “ideal territory for the border-atrol and surveillance role the platform is designed for”.

“The main role of the platform is to respond to the activation of remote sensors or its own sensors and to interrogate or investigate these inputs,” said Neta.