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Release date- 15062014 -
Attendees can observe an Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) equipped with TerraMax UGV and a mine roller autonomously navigating a course that simulates military route clearance missions.
'In today's conflicts, the frontlines have been blurred and troops carrying out logistics missions are exposed to improvised explosive devices and other lethal threats previously reserved for battle zones,' said
The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV enables military leaders to remove personnel from leader and/or follower vehicles traveling high risk routes and provides greater standoff distance from explosive threats. TerraMax UGV technology can readily adapt to account for mine rollers, ground penetrating radar, and other emerging systems used for the detection, disruption and pre-detonation of explosive hazards.
'Vehicles equipped with TerraMax UGV can be used in concert with manned vehicles for a spectrum of operations including logistics convoys, route clearance and counter-IED missions, airfield construction and support, and more,' said Urias. 'This technology allows vehicles to operate for extended periods of time through challenging terrain, dust, darkness, rain, snow and other adverse conditions without the fatigue or loss of awareness that can afflict human operators. This capability really forces us to think differently about how we conduct certain ground operations.'
About TerraMax UGV Technology
Oshkosh TerraMax UGV is a modular, multi-sensor applique kit that can be tightly integrated into new production vehicles or retrofitted onto legacy vehicle platforms. Vehicles equipped with the TerraMax UGV can seamlessly collaborate with manned vehicles to carry out missions at full operational tempo. TerraMax UGVs function autonomously across varying terrains and in all weather conditions, day or night - with original vehicle payload and performance retained.
Through 10 years of
.Obey traffic laws
.Travel at self-regulated speeds
.Operate in adverse weather conditions
.Operate during GPS blackout for more than 10 km without performance degradation
.Navigate rough terrain including off-road routes
.Maintain prescribed speeds up to 55 kph / 35 mph
Troops can be trained to operate TerraMax-equipped vehicles in only a few days, as the technology is designed to support rapid deployment. The user-friendly TerraMax operator control unit (OCU) enables a single operator to supervise multiple autonomous vehicles, as well as provide follower vehicles with over-the-horizon situational awareness. The system is highly interoperable, using a widely adopted, non-proprietary, open architecture messaging standard that enables modularity and easy integration of new subsystems.
Live demonstrations including the Oshkosh TerraMax UGV will be held at Eurosatory each day at
Oshkosh Vehicles on Display at Eurosatory
In addition to the live demonstration of TerraMax UGV, Oshkosh Defense will showcase the
M-ATV Special Forces (SXF) variant and L-ATV Base variant on-site at Eurosatory in Hall 5 at Booth D657. An Integrated Product Support (IPS) kiosk showcasing
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years,
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
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