Robots

Stratom XR-P Demonstrates Autonomous Loading, Unloading From MV-22

Colorado-based Stratom’s new eXpeditionary Robotic-Platform, or XR-P, was recently demonstrated by the U.S. Marine Corps, which used it to autonomously load and unload supplies from an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Stratom has been working on the XR-P for about three years, in response to a Small Business Innovation Research proposal for resupply systems to work with the MV-22.

The main benefit of the XR-P is that it can autonomously drive in and out of the MV-22 while carrying more than 2,400 pounds of supplies, greatly reducing the manpower needed to unload supplies or ammunition from the aircraft. The XR-P can also tow up to 1,800 pounds with a full load.

Marine Corps officials “were am ...

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16.10.2017 Visits - 214
Training And Simulators

SAAB Chosen As Sub-Contractor For The Ajax Virtual Crew Turret Trainer

Defence and security company Saab is pleased to announce that it has been sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin UK to assemble 16 of the UK’s new AJAX virtual Crew Turret Trainers.


14.10.2017 Visits - 340
Future Technologies

GM Outlines Possibilities for Flexible, Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform

Washington, D.C. -- General Motors aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The company will display its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities, at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) from Oct. 9-11, 2017. The commercially designed platform could be adapted for military use.


13.10.2017 Visits - 356
Training And Simulators

Endeavor Robotics wins big military contract

Endeavor Robotics, the military and security business that broke off of iRobot Corp. in 2016, said Friday that it had won a US Army contract that could pay it up to $158 million to provide robots designed to sniff out explosives and other dangerous materials.


10.10.2017 Visits - 362
Exhibitions

Oshkosh Defense Showcases JLTV Vehicles With Next Generation Weapon Integration Capabilities At AUSA 2017

OSHKOSH, Wis., -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase two variants of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with next generation lethality and networking capabilities at the AUSA Conference 2017. The vehicles will be on display at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from October 9 -11, 2017.


10.10.2017 Visits - 470
Exhibitions

AxleTech International unveils industry-first independent suspension system at ICUEE

Troy, Michigan -- AxleTech International has worked with Altec Industries, a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility industry, to develop and industrialize the next generation of drivetrain systems for All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) utility trucks.


08.10.2017 Visits - 468
Defence Industry

SAIC Announces Teaming Agreement with ST Kinetics and CMI Defence to Develop Ground Combat Vehicle Prototype

RESTON, Va --Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced that it will compete to rapidly develop combat vehicle prototypes to meet the U.S. Army’s need as part of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program. SAIC, together with ST Kinetics and CMI Defence, will develop and integrate a vehicle that offers the Army an innovative solution that provides infantry forces access to combat environments in 21st century operations.


08.10.2017 Visits - 467
Defence Industry

Rheinmetall and Paravan enter global cooperation agreement

The Rheinmetall technology group, represented by Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH, has joined forces with Paravan GmbH, a market leader in drive-by-wire technologies, to cooperate in the field of autonomous driving.


08.10.2017 Visits - 340
Contracts

FLIR Systems Awarded $74.7 Million Contract for Land Surveillance Systems for U.S. Army

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $74.7 million firm-fixed-price order to deliver TacFLIR® surveillance cameras in support of the U.S. Army EO/IR-Force Protection (FP) program. The U.S. Army will purchase the systems through Army Contracting Command, Redstone.


04.10.2017 Visits - 403
Defence Industry

Remotec’s unmanned ground vehicle offers affordability and versatility with extraordinary mobility

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Northrop Grumman Corporation’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. is unveiling the newest member of the Andros line of proven unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), the Interoperability Profile (IOP)-compliant Nomad.


02.10.2017 Visits - 431
Contracts

104 German Leopard 2 MBTs to be modernized

Rheinmetall will soon be modernizing part of the Bundeswehr’s fleet of Leopard main battle tanks, implementing a comprehensive array of upgrade measures. The Düsseldorf-based technology group for mobility and security will be responsible for key parts of a combat performance upgrade programme that will bring 104 Leopard 2 tanks up to state-of-the-art design status. Coupled with additional services, the modernization package is worth a total of ˆ118 million. The first serially retrofitted Leopard 2 A7V tanks will reach the Bundeswehr starting in 2020.


28.09.2017 Visits - 624
Robots

Team Polaris® Stands Out in Army SMET Program

MINNEAPOLIS and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Polaris Industries Inc., Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) and Neya Systems LLC have teamed to provide the U.S. Army with an elite platform for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program: the Team Polaris MRZR® X, that will evolve squad mobility with advanced unmanned systems technology from ARA and the pioneering and unsurpassed autonomous systems behavior of Neya Systems.


25.09.2017 Visits - 662
Robots

Endeavor Robotics Wins Its Third Major Contract In Six Weeks With The United States Government

Chelmsford, Mass. -- Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based global leader in tactical ground robotics, has been awarded a contract for 75 FirstLook robots from the United States Government for immediate operational use. This marks the company’s third major contract win in the past six weeks.


20.09.2017 Visits - 745
Defence Industry

U.S. Marine Corps Advances SAIC to Next Phase of AAV SU Production

RESTON, Va.--The U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Officer Land Systems (PEO LS) approved the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Survivability Upgrade (SU) program to enter into the Production and Deployment Phase following a Milestone C decision. As a part of the decision Science Applications International Corp. SAIC was awarded an initial Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) option to provide the Marine Corps additional AAV SU vehicles. As part of the LRIP decision, SAIC will deliver a total of 25 vehicles over a two-year period for operational test and evaluation and initial fielding to USMC expeditionary units.


20.09.2017 Visits - 817
Contracts

U.S. Marine Corps Awards Contract For Additional Polaris® MRZR® D Utility Task Vehicles

Minneapolis -- The United States Marine Corps has ordered additional diesel MRZR® (MRZR D) Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) from Polaris Government and Defense to enhance Marine Corps operational capabilities. This follows the successful delivery and fielding of MRZR UTVs to Marine Corps infantry regiments earlier this year. Delivery of the more than 100 vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.


20.09.2017 Visits - 690
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