Autonomous combat vehicle from BAE Systems debuts at AUSA 2019

AUSA 2019--WASHINGTON. BAE Systems debuted its Robotic Technology Demonstrator (RTD) -- which the company says represents leap-ahead advancements for unmanned combat vehicles -- at the AUSA 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

The RTD features autonomous mobility so that soldiers may operate the vehicle at a safe standoff distance, a hybrid electric drive for fuel efficiency, a 30-mm remote weapons station, a suite of sensors for 360-degree situational awareness and surveillance, composite rubber track system, and a small robot for reconnaissance missions.

“The Robotic Technology Demonstrator is designed as a ‘rolling lab’ to integrate emerging autonomy and lethality technologies for testing. The electrical infrastructure, advanced optics, and software that have been integrated onto this highly reliable and robust chassis provides the foundation for truly game-changing battlefield capability,” said James Miller, director for business development at BAE Systems Combat Vehicles.

AUSA attendees may visit BAE Systems at Booth 6343.