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AI and software companies selected for US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle subsystems

5th April 2024 - 16:26 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Oshkosh has been competing for the US Army’s RCV programme on which contracts have been awarded to develop AI and software for systems. (Photo: Oshkosh Defence)

The US Army has intentions to develop light, medium and heavy variants of the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) as part of the branche’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle family.

The US Army and the US DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded contracts to support the development of autonomous navigation, machine learning and autonomy, and software system integration systems for the army’s RCV programme.

The efforts come under the Ground Vehicle Autonomous Pathways (GVAP) project which will prototype software for the navigation of uncrewed vehicles by fusing data from multiple sensors and allowing for teleoperations of UGVs.

A statement from DIU when announcing the contracts said: “The project will provide a technical pipeline to continue rapid modelling, testing, evaluation, development and deployment of autonomous features as they become commercially

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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