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AUSA 2013: Lockheed Martin furthers unmanned offering

21st October 2013 - 21:35 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Washington DC

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Lockheed Martin has completed the first trials of its Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) and is planning for another trial in January before further tests in April-May 2014.

The AMAS system consists of autonomous kit, by-wire active safety kit (BWASK), common interfaces and autonomous testing methodology and procedures, and is designed to convert large manned vehicles such as trucks into unmanned vehicles.

The effort is being funded under an $11 million contract with the US Department of Defense through its Other Transaction Agreement with the Robotics Technology Consortium in October 2012.

The system includes short-range radars at the rear and

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

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