Military Embedded Systems

Robotic unmanned combat vehicle delivered to U.S. Army

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November 13, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. QinetiQ Inc. and Pratt Miller Defense announced the delivery of the first Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light (RCV-L) to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC). The RCV-L is a purpose-built hybrid-electric unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) integrating technology from both organizations.

The RCV-L, provided by the team of QinetiQ Inc. (QinetiQ) and Pratt Miller Defense (Pratt Miller), is the first of four systems to be delivered. 

The team hosted representatives from GVSC along with the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Cross Functional Team (CFT), and Program Executive Office (PEO) Ground Combat Systems (GCS) Product Manager Robotic Combat Vehicle (PdM RCV) the week prior to delivery at Pratt Miller's New Hudson, Michigan facility. They demonstrated the RCV-L system and shared the progress of the follow-on vehicle builds.

The RCV-L is a purpose-built hybrid-electric unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) configured to meet the specific needs of the program. It builds upon the maturity provided by the Pratt Miller Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) and integrates QinetiQ's Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) robotic control systems.

 

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