Unmanned Vehicles

US Army adjusts SMET robot concept

24th June 2019 - 12:52 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Fort Benning, Georgia


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A tiny name change – from ‘squad’ to ‘small’ – reflects a huge lesson learned in the US Army’s newly named Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme.

The SMET concept was originally developed to address two ‘high risk gaps’ in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT), namely soldier load and operational energy.

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