Given Israel's precarious position within the Middle East, border security is of paramount importance. Problem is—it's also labor-intensive and really quite dangerous. That's why the IDF puts a fleet of autonomous off-roaders between its human forces and the front lines.
The Guardium is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) created by G-NIUS, an industrial-security coalition between Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, and employed by the Israeli Defense Forces for patrol and ISR operations. The original Mk I, which we first saw way back in 2008, is still widely used today to guard perimeters and high value civilian targets like airports, as well in field operations where it acts as forward scout and IED decoy.