August 20, 2014

Unmanned Air, Ground Vehicles Aid Army Mission

By Andrew Drwiega, International Bureau Chief

An autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration was been completed using a Lockheed Martin unmanned Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) deployed by a Kaman K-MAX unmanned helicopter.  The test between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) was held at Fort Benning, Ga. and labeled ‘Extending the Reach of the Warfighter through Robotics.' The unmanned Kaman K-MAX delivered the SMSS by sling...

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