The New Komodo Robotic System by DOK-ING
By Mr. Gordan Pešić, Business Development Manager, DOK-ING
DOK-ING’s new innovative robotic system named Komodo presents a unique unmanned ground system that can operate in extreme chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) conditions.
Co-financed by ESIF (European Structural and Investment Fund), as a dual-use asset, the UGS is designed to operate in extreme conditions hazardous to intervention teams with the following key capabilities:
- Hybrid propulsion system able to operate in extreme conditions such as low oxygen and high temperature
- Reconnaissance and situational awareness mission profile with a wide variety of sensors and detectors and advanced video system
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) decontamination of vertical and horizontal objects, combat and non-combat equipment, as well as partial self-decontamination
- Sample collection of vapor, liquid, and solid-state samples
- Product control and mitigation with different types of front and rear exchangeable tools.
The Komodo UGS itself is an innovation in this field, as it addresses a wide variety of mission profiles in the civil and military domains. With this project, DOK-ING aims to change the paradigm of defense against CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) and TIM (Toxic Industrial Materials) threats and, thus, influence the consideration of Unmanned Ground Systems for CBRN in planning and implementation of CBRN defense, defined by the Allied Joint Doctrine for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense. DOK-ING’s Komodo development project is ranked among the top 20 innovations in the field of security and defense industry by the European Commission. In addition to the above mentioned, DOK-ING is proud to say that the project has been recognized by EDA’s project “CBRN SaaS “which entered its operational phase on January 21st, 2021. In cooperation with eleven industry members from the EU, DOK-ING is developing a technical demonstrator of an operational plugin module built on an unmanned ground system equipped with a variety of sensors to deliver real-time CBRN surveillance, detection, and incident data in order to create a recognized CBRN picture.
DOK-ING with this product has been selected as a partner in the EDA initiative as the only provider at the EU level with the Unmanned Ground System with the following capabilities among four other EU/NATO countries:
- Decontamination and self-decontamination based on automated decontamination system
- Detection and identification based on proven sensor bundle
- Automated sample collection of vapor, gas, and solid-state samples
- Obstacle clearance on the path of intervention
- Firefighting capability
- Self-cooling capability
- Autonomous driving capability
Through the project, DOK-ING will work on the creation of a new piece of equipment as a major enhancement of Member States’ defense capabilities in NATO and UN operations, as well as future CSDP missions and operations. DOK-ING’s contribution to the project will be ensuring the capabilities of detection, decontamination, sample collection, and self-decontamination in CBRN response by providing the next generation’s platform.