“U.S Army works on converting armored vehicles to robotic combat vehicles for the future“
In a recently released report, U.S. Combat Capabilities Development Command announced that military researchers were working on a new-generation technology that allows them to integrate combat capabilities to display the new robotic developments to satisfy the needs of the army.
“New Generation Combat Vehicle”
In cooperation with Cross-Functional Team and CCDC Ground Vehicles Systems Center, at the Fort Carson Base Colorado, from June 15 till August 14, 2020, operational tests will be performed for integrating ground combat elements into unmanned vehicles.
It is the first time that the Army is now working on a series of an experiment to ensure that robotic combat vehicles can improve the lethality of the ground combat elements. For the first experiment, U.S Army 4th Infantry Division will equip a platoon like an element with MET-D (Mission Enabler Technologies-Demonstrators).
This technology places ground robots somewhere between elements of threats and humans. MET-D uses sensors, data screen, graphic user interface, cable-operated system, a video provided by unmanned aerial vehicles and the latest technology in the developed communication to support soldiers.
Operated from manned combat vehicles, robotic combat vehicles are unmanned combat vehicles that contact the enemy before the soldiers while acquiring overdetermination, movement and lethality against the threats that will emanate in the future workplace. The scenario includes MET-D concept structured around 3 main subjects: Operator Training, Artillery and Situational Training Exercises (STX).
Although Robotic Technology is a new trend for the army and soldiers, the latest display covers the early stages of a long-term process, during which the army will determine the best way to integrate new technologies and autonomous vehicles into war.