Ardnamurchan Proteus UGV and Trident M/UGV
Proteus Amphibian
Proteus with QuickBlock structure kit and 3 Point HItch with Backhoe fitted
Proteus UGV
Sika Loitering Swarming Mine System

During March 2022 Agile Vehicles changed its focus to more pressing matters, in collaboration with Complex Systems Innovations (CSI) and others, to examine current and future needs in support of Ukraine's heroic resistance to invasion. 

We asked what can our current ATV range do to assist Ukraine resist invasion and how can we modify our forthcoming Trident range to most effectively support offensive and defensive combat operation, resupply, humanitarian support and clean-up of munitions and EOD. Our portfolio of solutions has developed rapidly and dynamically as the shape of the conflict has changed and our understanding of possible requirements has developed. 

Our current emphasis is on robotic and autonomous systems capable of contributing to complex low-level operations at scale in the air and on the ground. A tactic that the Russian aggressor is ill-equipped to respond to. Particular arear of interest are the exploitation of multiple entities in loosely coupled groupings (swarms) delivering 1st, 2nd and 3rd order emergent effect, greatly enhancing the overall capability benefit. We are actively collaborating in the development of a number of such solutions. Hot off the press is a more compact, low profile 8×8 based on the well-proven Proteus mobility platform, retaining the impressive load carrying and extreme-terrain agility in a robust and cost-effective package that characterises the Proteus marque. 


In addition to the further enhancement of the Trident range, we have extended the amphibious capabilities of Proteus, to allow useful levels of load-carriage afloat. The vehicle below will carry 500-700kg afloat and the application of novel technologies currently under development will allow us to further increase this capacity in the future.

Our early analysis highlighted the need to evolve our thinking beyond the 'what can we do now?' question, setting a context within which to consider the nature of operations that must emerge more strongly if Ukraine is to overcome the advantages of scale that Russia currently wields. Complex operations are key to gaining advantage over an organisation that can only think and operate at scale and is incapable of adjusting to or anticipating deviations from its playbook.

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At a practical level, the first step was to reconfigure Proteus to meet the immediate needs of tactical level operations in a Central European operational context. Not a major challenge given the inherent modular reconfigurability of the vehicle. Further revision to meet emerging need or specific roles can be readily undertaken, even at user level. 


We have also revisited the design of our next generation Trident in detail. Trident now offers a range of enhanced features, including native amphibious capability under heavy load, which we considered essential to achieve high levels of operational and tactical mobility across areas of the central plains heavily cut by water features, without compromising native extreme terrain mobility.

Well suited to the kind of operations that will be necessary if protracted insurgent and conventional operations ensue.

The images on this page provide an overview of configurations suited to various roles, reflecting some important developments made possible rapidly by our parametrically-driven design approach.

The high mobility, fully amphibious, extended range Trident 'Inland' range of manned extreme terrain vehicles will shortly be joined by the larger 'Coastal' range, optimised for carriage of extreme loads (up to 5T) in difficult waters and marshland. Further details on these models can be found here, and indicative pricing is here.

The Trident (6×6) range will shortly be joined by the hydrostatically driven Gurkha 4×4, optimised for manual, remote or autonomous operations in the Littoral.

These will in turn be joined shortly by a compact, lightweight mechanically-driven Gurkha T-25 variant, designed to exploit Maximus drive technologies to deliver a feather-weight, low-cost and potentially disposable asset retaining comparably scaled cross-terrain, amphibious and load-carrying capabilities.

Agile Vehicles are Intelligently Designed for the most extreme of use and environment, exploiting computational modelling and simulation techniques to rapidly test, validate and optimise performance and cost. Our inherently modular and reconfigurable design philosophy allows rapid reconfiguration of existing design, where appropriate, at moderate additional cost.

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Trident Prototype - Variation on a Theme
Introducing Autonomy
Hidden Capabilities
Optionally Manned Autonomy

A British designed range of extreme mobility 6×6 and 8×8 all terrain vehicles, featuring low ground pressure and agile manoeuvrability across all terrain types, with amphibious capability. Modular design assures high levels of reconfigurability between cargo, personnel or special fit. Load capacity up to 2000 kg or 8 personnel under ROP

Configure your own Solution

The base vehicle configuration is an extreme mobility blank canvas, capable to being configured to a wide range of specialist roles, either manned or unmanned.

Ardnamurchan Proteus UGV and Trident M/UGV

Op Stalker -Test and Experimentation – Ardnamurchan Dec 2023

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Proteus Amphibian

Light Tactical Mobility Platform (LTMP)

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Proteus with QuickBlock structure kit and 3 Point HItch with Backhoe fitted

QuickBlock and Backhoe

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Proteus UGV

Low-Profile Proteus UGV

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Sika Loitering Swarming Mine System

Sika Loitering Swarming Mine System

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Proteus Land Warrior

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Beach Landing

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Early Test Footage Recompilation

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Trident Afloat

Really? Experimenting with virtual worlds.

Novel Amphibious Craft – NSM Platform

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Brimstone – Concept > Cap

In response to some helpful prompting on @ThinkDefence tweets on Universal Carrier and Brimstone last week we decided to investigate carriage of #Brimstone on a selection of #Agile variants. The first step was very straightforward – can we...

Gurkha T25

Rapid Concept to Capability

Hot off the press from the Agile Concept Labs – the fusion of modular Maximus and Proteus technologies in a form factor inspired by Trident. This solution is designed to be light, cheap and...

Great Service!

A prompt and efficient service to move a couple of vehicles at short notice, well done C J Recovery & Transport Service! Based in Somerton, Somerset, contact Joe on 07983 671 645 or emain...

Proteus Amphibian

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Armoured Trident

We have now completed the second of our staged reviews of current and emerging high mobility requirements in Ukraine. Whilst our initial emphasis on mobility at the expense of protection remains sound for many...

Innovating at the BattleLab

Take a large slice of BattleLab, facilitate with a generous helping of Babcock International Group enablement, add a sprinkling of innovative SMEs with their own ideas, shake gently then allow to settle for a few days. Prod...

UGV Lineup

Coastal and Littoral Ops – Enhanced Trident Range

We have moved quickly to further enhance the Trident range of fully amphibious extreme terrain vehicles with a particular focus on coastal and littoral operations, with load capacities afloat and ashore of up to...

Trident Variants

Rapid Development of Trident Manoeuvre Variant

At the end of February in response to the invasion of Ukraine we initiated two new projects, the first a comparatively straightforward reconfiguration of our existing 8×8 extreme terrain variant, the second a complete...

Agile Proteus

Agile Operations and Humanitarian Support

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Understanding the Information Domain

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Optionally manned autonomous vehicle

Optionally Manned Autonomous Vehicle Development

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CivTAK SCreen showing Viewshed

CivTAK in Emergency Response

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Optionally Manned Autonomy

Optionally Manned Autonomy Coming Along Nicely!

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Max ATVs – A Bright New Future

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Grant of Patent – Hurrah!

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Endurance Testing in Kalimantan, SE Asia

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Data Logging System – Availability

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Agile ventures into Complex Systems

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Somerset Firm – Saves Trees

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MIcro-controller Board

Instrumentation and Data Recording

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