Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Textron unveils Grizzly all-terrain transport system at AUSA Global 2019

An American defense contractor Textron Systems unveiled at the 2019 AUSA Global Force Symposium a new unmanned all-terrain transport system called the Grizzly.

According to a news release put out by Textron Systems, Grizzly is a mid-sized high torque electric drive diesel hybrid “pack-bot” designed to operate in the toughest of terrains while offering unprecedented range, reliability and mobility.

The tracked unmanned vehicle, which is powered with a diesel-electric hybrid motor, has won the coveted down selection for the Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program.

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Troops will be able to operate these unmanned ground vehicle using controls on the vehicle itself or a handheld controller.

The portable system will also have a video screen linked to cameras on the Grizzly to allow for remote operation. A “follow-me” functionality, in which the vehicle will keep a set distance between it and the control system at all times, is also a requirement.

The new all-terrain transport system was designed by the Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc., which is part of Textron Systems.

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