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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

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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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