Unmanned Vehicles

AUVSI 2019: Target becomes transport

1st May 2019 - 19:56 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Chicago


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US vehicle engineering company Pratt & Miller Mobility have used its target UGV and associated technologies develop three logistics and cargo UGVs, the Light, Heavy and Extreme Flexible Robotic Platforms (FRP).

The Light FRP was on display and demonstrated for the first time at Xponential in Chicago on 30 April, 2019. This platform is most closely related to the existing Trackless Moving Target-Infantry (TMT-I), which is used in live-fire range applications on a pre-programmed path with intelligent reactive behaviours.

The Light system has top speed of 17km/h and a maximum payload of 270kg, the Heavy variant 56kmh and 1,600kg, and the Extreme platform can carry 3,200kg. The Light measures 1.4m long, 1.2m wide and 61cm high. The Heavy variant is 4.7m long and 2.4m wide. 

The two smaller vehicles have an endurance of more than 3h. The vehicles are available in 2WD, 4WD, 2-wheel steering and 4-wheel steering with the Extreme variant also available as a tracked platform and consideration is being given to make tracks an option for ...

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