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AUSA 2017: SMET contender bares its fangs

10th October 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Washington


HDT Global has unveiled a new UGV at AUSA in Washington DC, one of ten platforms that competed recently at the US Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme trials at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Named the Hunter Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower (WOLF) the vehicle is controlled by a handheld wireless pistol-grip remote with thumb controller. The platform runs on ‘tweels’, a tireless wheel with an inner hub connected to flexible polyurethane spokes used to support an outer rim, as an alternative to tracks or more traditional options.

HDT advanced programmes director Kent Massey said the simple control system was part

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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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