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AUVSI 2012: Lockheed Martin to extend SMSS capability

9th August 2012 - 22:05 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Las Vegas


Following the return of Lockheed Martin's Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) from its in-theatre mission assessment in June, the company is looking at adding a C-IED capability to the platform.

Four systems returned from Afghanistan following a military utility assessment, but while the system is assessed by the US DoD's National Assessment Group, Lockheed Martin is looking at extending the capability of the system based on operational feedback.

'Right now we are collaborating with TARDEC [Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center] and Night Vision Laboratory to develop a sensor for C-IED,' Myron Mills, deputy future intelligent vehicles programme manager

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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