30 Jan '18, 2pm

‘Furious’ program could lead to combat robots for French Army https://t.co/0OYvrIP22N

PARIS ― The Direction Générale de l’Armement has awarded a contract to Safran Electronics & Defense and its partner Effidence for a study, dubbed “Furious,” on future robots for the French Army’s combat units, the procurement office said. “The aim is to test three demonstrators of different size with an infantry platoon from 2019 in the training center for urban warfare, Cenzub, in Sissone, in the Aisne region,” the DGA said in a statement. The five-year contract is intended “to lay the groundwork for the integration of land robots in French armed forces, as part of the Scorpion modernization program,” the Safran unit said in a statement. A DGA spokesman declined to give a value on the Furious contract awarded Monday. The procurement office selected an off-the-shelf autonomous vehicle, the eRider, which Safran had developed for the armed forces’ needs. The eRider will be t...

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