11 Feb '18, 10pm

The @USArmy is expecting to test the 1st prototypes of the Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021:

The @USArmy is expecting to test the 1st prototypes of the Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021:

In an effort to make robotics a reality inside its combat formations, the U.S. Army is planning on testing the first prototypes of the Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021. "The Army has realized that robotics is going to be critical for our success in the future," Col. William T. Nuckols, director of the newly formed Training and Doctrine Command Project Office for Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems, told Military.com recently. "We are going to build some tech demonstrators of the Robotic Combat Vehicle and actually get it into the hands of soldiers, ideally between 2020 and 2021," Nuckols said. These early prototypes will be built from the Army's legacy vehicle platforms, but they "will likely not look like the legacy vehicle," he said. "The reason you don't want to take ... let's say an Abrams tank," Nuckols said. "Abrams is close to 80 tons now and has a significant su...

Full article: https://www.military.com/defensetech/2018/02/01/army-test...

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