Ripsaw sounds more like a professional wrestler than a drone tank, but don’t let the name fool you, because this beast is far more savage than Macho Man ever could be.
Ripsaw MS3 UGV is an off-road vehicle manufactured by Maine-based Howe and Howe Technologies and while it’s still in the test phase, it’s shaping up to be a game changer. Here’s how it works:
A M113 Armored Personnel Carrier follows the Ripsaw, being driven by a soldier, while another soldier mans the drone’s controls. This means that it can be sent into highly dangerous areas first, without putting any soldiers lives at risk.
It also saves lives another way:
Its weapon system is modified to fire remotely using the Advanced Remote Armament System (ARAS), a gun that self-loads its own ammunition and can swap out various types of ammunition, such as lethal and non-lethal, in just a few seconds.
Ripsaw has a 360 degree view, travels up to 95 mph, and can be controlled from over half a mile away. If the video below is any indication, it seems as though nothing can stop this monster.