Monday, August 15, 2005

Armed Batllefield Robot Contract

SANTA CLARA, Calif- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification worth a minimum of $122.3 million for the transition effort for two Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) variants for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS).

This contract modification, awarded April 6, increases the total authorized value of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract from $189 million to $311.3 million.

The semi-autonomous ARV is the largest unmanned ground vehicle in the Army's FCS program.
ARV is to be about the size of a large pickup truck ...
One of the ARV variants will carry a cannon for self defense, disperse ground sensors, and conduct battle damage assessments. The other ARV variant integrates Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) missiles, a powerful automatic cannon and a high rate of machine gun fire.

BAE SYSTEMS North America: News and Information: News Releases


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