The US Marine Corps has contractual Stratom to develop an unmanned ground vehicle that combines a number of capabilities on a single platform.
The Remote Expeditionary Autonomous Pioneer (REAPr) system is expected to have “material offloading, construction, path/trail clearing, de-risking and refueling capabilities,” according to the Small Business Innovation Study. petition.
The vehicle is designed to reduce the current range of vehicles required to perform a variety of tasks.
It will combine the SUV’s body with a “configurable universal mounting system and core Summit autonomy software from Stratom,” the manufacturer explained.
Rapid deployment for expeditionary missions
REAPr would be configurable and interoperable with various systems and equipment, while being easily controlled remotely for expeditionary missions.
The vehicle could be rapidly deployed from a V-22 vertical takeoff and landing military transport aircraft to the front lines, delivering essential items such as fuel, food, water and ammunition to soldiers.
“Using our deep experience in UGV and autonomous systems development, as well as past experience with various services of the US Armed Forces, our proposed solution provides maximum accessory compatibility and ease of use, balancing durability, transportability and cost,” said Stratom’s president. Mark Gordon said.
https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/09/23/us-marines-multirole-uncrewed-ground-vehicle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=us-marines-multirole-uncrewed-ground-vehicle The US Marine Corps is funding the development of multi-purpose unmanned ground vehicles