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Raytheon Touts Internet-Wired Strykers

As the U.S. Army decides how many new radios to buy for its ground vehicles, Raytheon Co. wants the service to know that its existing…



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REF Lab Finds Fix for MRAP Weakness

  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are tough but their tires have not faired well in Afghanistan. Last year, the air valves that protrude off of MRAP tires were…


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Marines Set to Test Big Dog Ground Robot

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va. — Marines will get their hands this November on the Big Dog — a robot built to scale hillsides, walk through…



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Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of…



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Oshkosh Delivers JLTV Prototype

Oshkosh Defense delivered its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototype for the next phase of government testing to replace the outdated Humvee. The Aug. 7 ceremony…


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U.S., Germany, Turkey Hold Robotics Exercise

The U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence recently hosted an international effort to see of allied militaries can control each other’s unmanned ground vehicles. Army…




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Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh…


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French rely on ERC 90 in Mali

French troops going up against the Al Qaeda-backed rebels in Mali are counting on a six-wheeler all terrain vehicle mounted with a 90mm cannon to…


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Field Testing a Four-Legged Robot

DARPA recently completed field testing of its LS3 four-legged robot system at Fort Pickett in central Virginia.  An agency press release reported the following: Working…


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BAE Banking on Hybrid-Electric Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems just put out a new infographic detailing the benefits of the hybrid electric drive system the company has developed for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle competition….