Xponential 2018: US Army Advancing Unmanned Robotic Wingman Vehicle Technology

The US Army’s Robotic Wingman Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme will advance from an armed, unmanned Humvee truck to a tracked M113 armoured personnel carrier. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) “is co-ordinating the whole effort and the robotic portion of that, based on technology...

The US Army’s Robotic Wingman Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme will advance from an armed, unmanned Humvee truck to a tracked M113 armoured personnel carrier.

Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) “is co-ordinating the whole effort and the robotic portion of that, based on technology that we helped develop for them originally under a programme called DSAT [Dismounted Soldier Autonomy Tools], which started in 2012”, Chris Mentzer, manager for research and development at the Southwest Research Institute, told Jane’s at Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

As part of this effort, a vehicle was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014.

Source: www.janes.com