Terrier Combat Engineer Vehicle on display at DSEI

BAE Systems’ Terrier Combat Engineer Vehicle, the latest vehicle to be accepted into service with the British Army, is on display at BAE System's at DSEI 2013. Terrier has been designed with an integrated electronic architecture which facilitates ‘drive-by-wire’ and remote control making the vehicle highly capable, survivable and adaptable. David Bond, Managing Director of Combat Vehicles (UK) said: “With...

IAI Completed a New Route Clearing Robot for Operational Testing

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed the development of an Autonomous IEDs Detection and Neutralization System. The new version utilizes IAI's 6x6 Robattle platform, a rugged platform specially designed for robotic missions. The robot will soon be transferred to a customer for operational trials, testing, and evaluation.

Trojan & Titan – Combat Engineering Vehicles

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) unveiled in November 2006two of the new combat engineering armored vehicles destined for service with the British Army. 33 Trojan counter-obstacle vehicles and 33 Titan bridge-layers are being produced under a £250 million contract with BAE Systems Land Systems. The Army plans to operate 66 of these vehicles with its combat engineering regiments. All...

New Combat Engineering Support Vehicles Improve the Mobility of Marine Expeditionary Forces

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are fielding new tracked vehicles - the Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) and the Assault Breacher Vehicles (ABV) - intended to improve battlefield mobility. The ABV is designed to breach minefields and complex obstacles and provide a deliberate and in-stride breaching capability for the Marine Air Grounds Task Force and the Army Heavy Brigade...

Com-MRAPs Facilitate SATCOM, IP Networking to Support Combat Units

DataPath to Integrate Satellite Communications Networking on new, armor protected mobile networking hubs The US Army is planning to deploy new communications hubs mounted on MRAP vehicles, to establish 'everything-over-IP' (EoIP) network in support of mobileoperations or temporary deployments. The vehicles, to employ DataPath satellite on the move link will establish robust line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) network to support...

Eight Groups to Research Futuristic Combat Vehicle Technologies for DARPA

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded technology research contracts to eight companies under the agency's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, seeking to deliver crew/vehicle survivability through means other than traditional heavy passive armor solutions. DARPA expects these capabilities will be applicable to future ground combat vehicles, improving their combat efficiency and reduce cost. “We’re exploring a...

Condition Based Maintenance to Support US Army Combat Vehicle Fleet

The US Army will field a comprehensive "enterprise level" maintenance information system for its ground combat vehicle fleet. The system will integrate existing test and diagnostic equipment to develop fleet wide logistic and situational awareness, implementing modern Condition Based Maintenance service that will enhance the operation and effectiveness of the tactical and combat vehicles of the current force. DRS is developing...

AMX30B2DT

The assault mine clearing vehicles of the French Army are planned for operation as part of the future modular assault mine-clearing system, consisting of sections of three remotely operated AMX30B2DT vehicles, equipped with mine clearing systems, operated by remote control from a VAB armored personnel carrier. The system was qualified for production in 2005 after a series of field...

ManTech Continues Support for US Army Route Clearance Vehicles

ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) announced the receipt of two-year $820 million contract to support a family of route clearing vehicles operated by the US Army in Southwest Asia. These specialized Route Clearance Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) detection assets provide detection and removal of IEDs, and protected troop transport for route clearing EOD teams. The family of vehicles comprises the...

Special Vehicles for Different Missions?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 2 of 8 > By the early 2000s, a new class of 'mine protected vehicles' was introduced in the US, and slowly fielded to support combat in most high-risk deadly missions of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units. Initially, mine protected vehicles such as the Buffalo, built by Force protection inc. were supplied to...

Engineer Platoons to get new Gear for Terrain Reconnaissance and Surveying

A new system, soon to be fielded with U.S. Army engineers teams and platoons is the ENFIRE Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying system, developed by Northrop Grumman. The system is designed as a map-based reporting system, supporting the processing of terrain reconnaissance – currently done sporadically through a complex and laborious manual process reserved only to few skilled professionals. Current...

IAI’s Ramta Introduces UGVs for Heavy Engineering Work

Another field of activity pursued by unmanned ground systems are the heavy engineer vehicles. In the past, robotic systems were implemented in such vehicles, but such functions were primarily used in remote control operation, requiring special expertise and complex manipulation of the vehicle's systems. By utilizing the latest, digital control and remote vision, autonomy and control are elevated to...

RoBattle – A New Robot to Spearhead Combat Formations in Battle

IAI is introducing the RoBattle, a new combat robot it has developed. A member of a growing family of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) that evolved from the company's robotics center in recent years. RoBattle will make its debut at the Eurosatory exhibition in France next week. Designed for modern ground combat, RoBattle is built to operate independently or to support...

New LIDAR for the TALON

QinetiQ North America is unveiling at AUSA a new version of its TALON counter IED robot. The TALON V is designed to be stronger, more versatile and interoperable with third party components that gives the soldier more flexibility and options to carry out the mission at hand.

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