General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) successfully completed Phase I of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Robotic Convoy Experiment (RCX) at White Sands Missile Range. The robotic experiment is being funded under a contract to develop the Autonomous Navigation System for FCS.
This of the experiment is designed to test basic robotic convoy functionality and accuracy with obstacle detection and avoidance technology. During the experiment, an unmanned Stryker vehicle reached speeds up to 55 kilometers per hour (34 mph). Also included in the experiment was and Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV). The experiment is part of the Autonomous Navigation System program pursued by GDRS under contract with the U.S. Army; Phase II experiment will commence in July 2008 which will also involve the Stryker and MTV.