SAIC to deliver ARV prototype
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) is to deliver an Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) technology demonstrator to the Office of Naval Research and the US Marine Corps under a $20.5 million contract announced on 24 September.
The ARV will be designed to sense, shoot, move and communicate while remaining transportable as part of the naval expeditionary force.
Capabilities will include self-healing, cyber-secure power and information distribution architectures; an integrated UAS capability; and modular electronics packages to enable plug and play, multi-mission options including integration with robotics and artificial intelligence. It will also have robust cross-country and water mobility, passive and active force protection, a drive-by-wire capability and the ability to deliver direct fires, both kinetic and non-kinetic.
Jim Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s Defense Systems Group, said: ‘As a technology integrator with expertise and capabilities in leveraging open architecture and advanced technologies, SAIC is ready to deliver the best options for the marine corps’ requirements on this new reconnaissance combat vehicle.’
The demonstrator will be delivered in October 2020
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