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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Japanese Army to Test First Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Rheinmetall that could pave the way for future deployment of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the...

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Defense

10 Unmanned Ground Vehicles Being Developed and Tested Around the World

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), robot combat vehicles or autonomous vehicles, no matter what you call them, are increasingly being developed, prototyped and tested for future use in autonomous and teaming operations or scenarios with manned vehicles. This article provides updates on some of the latest prototyping, development, purchasing and deployment of 10 new military UGVs.

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Unmanned Systems

Brembo’s New Octyma Brakes Provide 8 Reasons for Better Deceleration

As the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV barrels down the front straight of the Portimão circuit, it’s fair to ask: What the heck is a 5,532-pound (2,509-kg) luxury SUV...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

New UK Drone Strategy to Invest Billions in Unmanned Systems

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) published a new 12-page defense drone strategy last week that will see the agency invest £4.5 billion into the purchase of new unmanned...

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Electronics & Computers

International Military Trial Tests Robotic Combat Vehicles in Australia

Defense scientists representing Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have successfully demonstrated the integration of advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence...

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Defense

DoD to Deploy Thousands of Low Cost Autonomous Systems Under Replicator Program

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks outlined the agency’s new “Replicator” initiative. Under the new Replicator initiative, over the next 18 to 24 months, the Defense Department will deploy thousands of low cost autonomous systems across multiple domains.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Update on Machine-Learned Correctness Properties

Despite the potential advantages to be derived from employing autonomous systems, evidence-based assurance of dependability is a key to obtaining users’ trust in these systems.

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Weapons Systems

Even with Reforms, DoD Struggles with Speed of New Weapons Development

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to face challenges quickly developing innovative new weapons. These challenges persist even with recent reforms to its...

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Power

How Electrification and Autonomy Can Unlock the Potential of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Electrification and autonomous technologies open a whole new world of possibilities for the defense sector. While there are challenges to integrating these, there is also huge potential to revolutionize the state of warfare and defense.

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Application Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous Ground Reconnaissance Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $49.9 million 24-month agreement to Kodiak Robotics to help automate future U.S. Army ground vehicles led by the Army's Robotic Combat Vehicle program.

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Application Briefs
AR/AI

Army Common Tactical Truck

American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense LLC have won a contract for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck Program.

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Motion Control

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Armed Medium-Sized UGV

SMARTSHOOTER and Roboteam recently affirmed that this is just one example of the various possible integrations of their products.

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AR/AI

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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Electronics & Computers

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Electronics & Computers

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Vehicle-Mounted Tactical Radars

Blighter will be supplying its B422 180-degree ground surveillance e-scanning radar in a vehicle-mounted configuration to be fitted to a six-wheeled UGV.

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Unmanned Systems

US Army Tests Ground Robotics in Multinational Exercise

The U.S. Army’s most recent Soldier Operational Experiment (SOE) confirmed the value position of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in a coalition environment. This is a...

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Design

Sensors Step Out While Startups Stutter

The Michigan Science Center in downtown Detroit was an appropriate venue for the recent 2022 AutoSens conference and exhibition.

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Unmanned Systems

Registration Closing for the Military Robotics and Autonomous USA Conference 2022

With critical host nation support and an unrivalled speaker line-up, the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference, taking place on June 20th and 21st, 2022, at the Hilton Arlington, Virginia, will ensure delegates are provided with vital updates on...

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Weapons Systems

Army Programs Promote Strength and Agility of Long Range Precision Fires

The Army understands that preparing for fast-paced, multi-domain conflict requires developing breakthrough warfighting systems and technologies, including the...

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Unmanned Systems

Army Re-Envisions Land Warfare with Next-Generation Combat Vehicles

Readying the U.S. military for future warfare requires envisioning how next-generation warfighters will maneuver across all domains, including the fundamental land...

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Automotive

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a technical competition involving 9 teams from 21 universities competing for a $1-million grand prize to develop software and systems capable of controlling fully autonomous race cars at speed. SAE Media Group editor Bruce A. Bennett sat down with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network and the driving force behind the IAC, to learn more about the project.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

AV Powers Bring May Flowers

May Mobility is the professional boxer of the autonomous-vehicle tech space. It hit the ring in 2017 as an ambitious welterweight, full of capability, veteran AV leadership and a hint of swagger.

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Transportation

Ensuring No Child Left Inside

A step-change in sensing precision is underway for vehicle interior applications, with increased capabilities spurred by new technology, customer interest in occupant safety and entertainment, and global regulations.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Army Special Operations Forces Train with Robotic Combat Vehicles

Army Green Berets from the 1st Special Forces Group conducted two weeks of hands-on experimentation with Project Origin unmanned systems at Dugway Proving Ground....

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Unmanned Systems

AUSA 2021: High Tech, Big Tech

One of the most impressive things about a trade show like AUSA 2021 is not just the tech on display, but the size of the tech on display.

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Defense

AUSA Comes Back Strong — Army Strong

After skipping a year in 2020 due to COVID, AUSA 2021 returned to Washington, DC and came back strong. Army strong some might say.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.

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