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The US Army chose a transport robot

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In the near future, the US Army will be armed with a ground-based robot designed to carry goods. As transmits "NPlus1" referring to Defense News, in the USA they summed up the results of the SMET tender (Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport, multi-purpose equipment transport for squad).


The US Army chose a transport robot

MUTT 6X6 in trials


General Dynamics Land Systems won the tender for the supply of the US Army ground-based robot for the transport of goods. The company's specialists proposed the military wheeled robot MUTT (Multi-Utility Tactical Transport, multifunctional tactical transport). The robot is designed in three versions with wheel formulas 4 × 4, 6 × 6 and 8 × 8, at the same time, the wheelbase can be replaced by a tracked one.

The choice of the US Army fell on the eight-wheeled version of the robot. It is stated that with a dead weight of 1,4 tons, a length of 2,9 and a width of 1,5 meters, MUTT is capable of transporting loads of up to 544 kilograms over a distance of 96 km. It can swim and is equipped with an 3 kilowatt generator. The robot is controlled from the remote control, there is also a semi-automatic mode for following the soldiers of its squad.

Now, under the terms of the agreement, General Dynamics Land Systems is due to supply the US Army 624 with new robots, maintenance equipment, and simulators. The first batch of MUTT should enter the troops in the first quarter of the 2022 of the year, and the end of deliveries is scheduled for the end of October of the 2024 of the year.
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  1. lucul
    lucul 2 November 2019 08: 58
    -2
    The US Army chose a transport robot

    I can’t understand - why did Hamer not please them?
    After all, he can transport the same thing as a robot - only much cheaper. Perhaps this is the reason)))
    1. Jerk
      Jerk 2 November 2019 09: 15
      -6
      And the robot will act as part of convoys wink Those. people are there anyway - is it worth it to be a robot? Just send them a robot, for example, to Afghanistan without people to carry a freebie - at the first turn, they will develop it
      1. BARKAS
        BARKAS 2 November 2019 10: 55
        0
        A robot can come in handy if it appears in a minefield, let it go ahead sacrificing itself.
      2. Good_Anonymous
        Good_Anonymous 2 November 2019 12: 12
        -1
        Quote: Jerk
        And the robot will act as part of the wink convoys. people are there anyway - is it worth it to be a robot?


        Probably the point is to have fewer people.
        1. Jerk
          Jerk 2 November 2019 13: 23
          -3
          Those. if they are ambushed - they’ll shoot them faster ... But will there be losses anyway, are there simply less chances?
          1. Good_Anonymous
            Good_Anonymous 2 November 2019 13: 37
            -1
            If they are ambushed and gunned down, there will be fewer losses if there will be fewer people. Is this not obvious?

            Quote: Jerk
            just less chance?


            What are the chances, what are you talking about. Less human loss.
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 2 November 2019 11: 02
      +1
      Can Hamer swim for example?
    3. d.olegov44
      d.olegov44 2 November 2019 12: 56
      +6
      Quote: lucul
      I can’t understand - why did Hamer not please them?
      After all, he can transport the same thing as a robot - only much cheaper. Perhaps this is the reason)))


      I can’t understand - why did Willys not please them?
      After all, he can transport everything the same as Hammer - only much cheaper. Perhaps this is the reason)))

      I can’t understand - why did the traction horse not please them?
      After all, she can transport the same thing as Willys - only much cheaper. Perhaps this is the reason)))
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 2 November 2019 08: 59
    +1
    A bit about robots. It's clear that this is a film. laughing And so far this has not actually happened. But it is so far feel
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 2 November 2019 09: 00
    -2
    A new version of "Army Mule"?
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 2 November 2019 09: 17
      +4
      It’s not a bad idea to unload a soldier and necessary things are always nearby and sometimes can be used as temporary shelter.
  4. Angestyr
    Angestyr 2 November 2019 11: 46
    0
    It seems like this machine starred in the series "Stargate" and this is 1997
  5. gvozdan
    gvozdan 2 November 2019 14: 29
    0
    Okay at least not walking
  6. Lontus
    Lontus 2 November 2019 23: 22
    0
    equipped with a 3 kilowatt generator.

    Not enough for the main engine with electric transmission.
    Even if there are batteries (energy storage).
    A typo on power or is it an additional generator?
    1. Lontus
      Lontus 2 November 2019 23: 54
      0
      Followed the link to the source:

      The Army wanted the robots .. to be able to provide a spare kilowatt hour of power while moving and at least 3 kilowatt hours while stationary.


      3 kW is not a technical characteristic of the generator, but a requirement from the organizers of the competition for the minimum generation of electricity without movement ..
      In motion, they require to produce at least 1 kW.

      So the generator there stands at much greater power
  7. Mikhail Matyugin
    Mikhail Matyugin 3 November 2019 20: 45
    +1
    This is actually a very interesting machine - which can give good support even to platoon level groups (helping to transport personal items and ammunition of soldiers to the front line and transport the wounded back).
  8. Avior
    Avior 3 November 2019 23: 24
    +1
    The individual universal trolley for separation.
    Ammunition, cargo, equipment can be transported, at the same time it can serve as a platform for various equipment, for which it is equipped with a generator.
    Such a base for the actions of the department is low and inconspicuous.