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Definition of far. For me far is 200 yards away on the reverse slope of a hill and well dug in.
I've used ROVs with a 100m tether, copper stranded, coax, and fibre optic. They require a lot of babying in an environment that isn't torn up by combat. When an automatic spool was available it was great until you had to turn a corner or move around a vehicle, or lamp post.Hard to jam a tether.
Never mind doing a quick turn and grinding your tether between tracks/wheels and shrapnel.
A tethered 'combat' ROV would suffer so many own goals you might as well have a Bradley ready to recover them all- an kill the enemy at the same time.