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AUSA 2012: US Army fields Minotaur robotic mine clearance system

24th February 2012 - 10:08 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Fort Lauderdale, USA


The US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) used AUSA Winter 2012 to spotlight its exploration of several unmanned vehicle designs.

One of the systems highlighted was the Minotaur, a ‘robotic Bobcat’ that first entered theatre in prototype form in November of last year.

‘It’s a project we started last year to find something that could help dismounted guys who need to walk a path about 3 – 5 feet side,’ said Lt Col Don Carter, a product director at the REF. ‘There is nothing that currently works “in the middle.” You have the RG-31 and Buffaloes for route clearance. And

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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