Initially, ALEPH’s Special Situation Section used the various PanOceanian Mulebot models as their multifunctional semi-autonomous ground unit. However, it was soon obvious they needed to develop their own model, adapted to the tactical and logistic peculiarities of the Section. This new unit design was based on the Rebot model, allowing reduced logistic and maintenance loads due to the use of common spare parts and tools. Teams of contractors were involved in an intensive capability testing period, followed by a careful refinement process of all main systems, before they could achieve the desired goals of the design. Nowadays, this unit represents significant breakthroughs in vehicle design and embodies a new technical development strategy covering the high mobility, efficiency, deployment and survival needs of the Section. Nevertheless, the Probot, or Prototype Robot, is still seen as a first step in a new generation of multifunctional remote units. The possibilities for improving this Remote model are so extensive that its own designers still see it as a production prototype. The results of the Investigation and Development lines of technology generated by the Probot are expected to bear exceptional fruit in the future.
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