Two Vehicles Supporting Robotic Platoon Vehicle Programme
General Dynamics Land Systems–UK (GDLS-UK) delivered two fully-electric 8×8 Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) UGV to the British Army in April, the company announced on 4 June. The company will also provide operator and maintainer training, in-service support, maintainer tools and spares, including a fully-supported helpdesk.
“This Robotic Platoon Vehicle contract award is recognition of General Dynamics Land Systems’ extensive efforts to meet the needs of armed forces worldwide with innovative solutions to the changing landscape of the modern battlefield,” commented Carew Wilks, VP/General Manager, GDLS-UK.
The MUTT, which is available in both wheeled and tracked variants, is a rugged, reliable small-unit force multiplier providing increased battlefield capabilities. As a controllerless small-unit robotic follower, it can lighten the load for various combat operations; as a remote-controlled or tele-operated team-mate, it can provide stand-off from threats or increased projection of combat power. The MUTT is engineered to evolve easily to accommodate new payloads, including ISTAR and lethality functions and proven levels of enhanced autonomy already being elsewhere.