ARX, a defense technology manufacturer, has successfully raised €1.15 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Project A Ventures. The company specializes in the development of unmanned autonomous systems that can be used in both defense and civilian applications.
The main objective of ARX is to assist soldiers and civilian first responders in making better decisions and carrying out more effective actions in life-threatening situations. For the military, ARX robots offer a robust and cost-effective solution for training and protecting troops, gathering intelligence, and successfully completing missions. In emergency situations, these autonomous robots are designed to provide years of reliable support for relief purposes.
ARX is a spin-off from the GEREON research project at the German Armed Forces University in Munich. Currently, the first units of ARX robots are being tested with defense companies and armed forces in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Estonia. This funding round, led by Project A Ventures, will be used to expand the team, improve the technology, and increase production capabilities.
ARX’s founders, Marc Wietfeld (CEO) and Stefan Röbel (COO), bring valuable expertise to the company. Wietfeld, an internal entrepreneur and active officer in the German Army, conceived the idea of ARX based on his experience as an infantry officer. He has also led research projects in Military Robotics and IoT. Röbel, a former army officer turned technology executive, has held managerial positions in notable companies such as Grover, Asos, and Amazon.
This funding will allow ARX to continue developing small to medium-sized autonomous robots. These robots are built on a universal robotic platform that enables flexible plug-and-play solutions and payloads, adapting to different security and defense scenarios. Currently, armed forces face challenges in effectively training their soldiers, and companies need to adapt to growing security threats. ARX aims to address these challenges by providing versatile and cost-effective robotic solutions.
By developing software and hardware solutions that enhance the capabilities of Western allies, ARX aims to revolutionize efficiency, safety, and readiness 24/7 in both civilian and military use cases. With their diverse team of military, research, and industry experts, ARX is well-equipped to achieve significant advancements in the field of unmanned autonomous systems.
ARX – a defense technology manufacturer specializing in the development of dual-use unmanned autonomous systems – recently announced a €1.15 million pre-seed funding round led by Project A Ventures.