Tuesday, October 26, 2021

General Dynamics to unveil new class of robotic combat vehicles at AUSA

General Dynamics Land Systems will for the first time unveil its new family of medium-class robotic combat vehicles at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference.

According to a recent company news release, General Dynamics took the opportunity at the AUSA to unveil its latest Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium (RCV-M) class.

The robotic combat vehicles have a new, modular open architecture that features scalable hardware and software for next-generation capabilities.

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Katalyst NGEA provides core capabilities such as computing, sensor fusion and processing, and power management and distribution. It also provides unparalleled performance and size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) to support evolving needs.

As part of the Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium (RCV-M) will be showed the new combat drone and Tracked Robot 10-ton (TRX) vehicle features innovative thinking, ranging from its AI-enhanced design to advanced, lightweight materials and a hybrid-electric propulsion system.

As noted by the company, TRX sets a new best-in-class payload capacity to accommodate any mission equipment package. TRX’s power and size make it an ideal platform for multirole MUM-T on today’s battlefield.

TRX is positioned to provide superior performance as an enabling technology in a myriad of battlefield roles, including direct and indirect fire, autonomous resupply, complex obstacle breaching, counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), electronic warfare (EW) and reconnaissance.

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