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How US Army Futures Command is tackling autonomy

31st July 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington D.C


US Army Futures Command (AFC) has been spending much of its time trying to turn cutting-edge unmanned system concepts into reality, according to the command’s leader.

AFC began its formation in 2018 with the view to speed up the development and fielding of new equipment. Recent experiments have involved using unmanned vehicles to neutralise a simulated minefield, conducting chemical reconnaissance autonomously and launching a drone from a Black Hawk helicopter, said GEN John M. Murray, AFC’s commander. 

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division and 10th Mountain Division have been trying out the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport robotic supply vehicle for

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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