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Marionette™ is the universal control system designed and built by DCE

Marionette™ provides bolt-on, low latency external control to a diverse range of vehicles and equipment. Marionette™ has been successfully deployed on vehicles weighing 250kg – 30,000kg, including:

  • 8×8 ATV Hippo-X
  • Agile Vehicle Technologies (AVT) 8×8 vehicle
  • British Army FV510 Warrior armoured fighting vehicle
  • High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle
  • Wheelbarrow MK7 Tracked EOD Robot
  • RMMV HX60 4×4 Tactical Truck

Marionette™ by Digital Concepts Engineering



Marionette™ is modular and can interface with almost any mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, electronic or diagnostic system. New modules can be rapidly added to integrate additional systems – such as cameras, weapon systems, CBRNe sensors and manipulator arms – as situations allow. This means vehicles can be rapidly reconfigured, reprogrammed and repurposed in the field, to meet the users’ changing needs, a unique feature of the Marionette™ system.


Designed to be vehicle and equipment agnostic, the system gives control options ranging from optionally manned or teleoperation to semi or fully autonomous operation. Marionette™ can also be used as a complete electronic architecture solution and has been widely used to replace obsolete systems in legacy vehicles, bringing them back into service.

Easy Deployment

During the British Army’s 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment, Marionette™ was successfully installed on the FV510 Warrior. Marionette™ gave full control of the vehicle’s automotive functions and turret movement. It was fitted/removed in under two hours and the Warrior was returned to task worthy condition immediately afterwards, something that was unprecedented.

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