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AMAS logs over 55,000 testing miles

1st December 2017 - 01:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS) has logged more than 55,000 testing miles during the US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment (EWE) at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Bliss, the company announced on 29 November.

AMAS comprises sensors, actuators and controls that can be installed virtually on any military tactical wheeled vehicle. It is designed to provide driver warning/driver assist and semi-autonomous leader/follower capability to increase the safety of convoy operations; reducing manpower requirements and personnel exposure to IEDs and other enemy activity during resupply missions.

Testing of the AMAS system at EWE included using palletized loading system vehicle convoys in which the lead vehicle was driven by a soldier and the following three to four vehicles followed robotically.

Kathryn Hasse, combat maneuver systems director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘The testing was conducted by soldiers and Lockheed Martin personnel over several months at two major military installations in a variety of mission scenarios.

‘Soldiers operating the AMAS vehicles provided us very positive feedback about how the system freed them up to do the job of a soldier instead of the job of a truck driver.’

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