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The American army will conduct the final tests of the robotic combat vehicle in 2022


In mid-2021, it became known about the first two-week combat tests of the robot, which will be able to fight in parallel with the next generation combat vehicle, carried out by the US 3rd Infantry Division. However, these tests were carried out even before real prototypes of the combat vehicle were received.

The soldiers controlled the robot (if you can call it that) using a remote control. As a result, the conditional enemy equipment was hit, but with two adjustments. Machine guns and grenade launchers in this case were installed on a backup prototype of a combat vehicle.

RCV Light is a diesel-electric car capable of speeds of about 64 kilometers per hour. It is equipped with a remote-controlled 30mm cannon.

The system worked very well even as a test platform. I think this will allow the army to reach a new level of lethality,

- Highlighted Sergeant 1st Class Richard Gyal, who took part in the recent exercise.

It is known that the American army plans to acquire three versions of the RCV: light, medium and heavy. The presence of several versions of a robotic combat vehicle will allow solving a wide variety of tasks that an army unit may face in the course of a battle with an enemy.

Based on the results of the final tests that the US army will conduct in 2022, it will already be possible to draw any conclusions about how effective the use of this combat vehicle can be in practice. In the meantime, the American military will have to prepare for testing both prototypes of equipment and all the necessary infrastructure.

Previously, there was information that such a robotic platform would become a kind of self-propelled version of the Javelin ATGM.

At the same time, it was argued that the launch of the ATGM would be performed remotely by the operator. But while there are questions about the platform and systems of stable communication.
Photos used:
USArmy / Sgt. 1st Class Richard Dyal

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  1. Flooding
    Flooding 22 December 2021 14: 24
    The system worked very well even as a test platform. I think this will allow the army to reach a new level of lethality, - emphasized Sergeant 1st Class Richard Gyal

    Well, of course. After all, the US Army has an unacceptably low mortality rate.
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 22 December 2021 14: 39
      The eyes too hurt.
      In Russian - a new mortality rate.
  2. prior
    prior 22 December 2021 14: 39
    I am not at all sure that in the event of a military conflict it will be possible to use GPS signals or signals from satellites.
    And where will this robot go then?
  3. betta
    betta 22 December 2021 15: 02
    And I noticed: "At the same time, it was argued that the launch of the ATGM will be carried out remotely by the operator." Apparently there is no artificial intelligence yet.
  4. Yrec
    Yrec 22 December 2021 15: 22
    I think the next step will be the appearance of kamikaze robots in the armies. A sort of plywood boxes on wheels with a minimum of functionality, which, depending on the situation, will either frighten the "Papuans" with their appearance or light up the enemy's firepower.
    1. prior
      prior 22 December 2021 15: 54
      This has already been invented, the jihadmobile is called.
      There are also big problems with the intelligence of the driver ... laughing
    2. Zlyden.Zlo
      Zlyden.Zlo 26 December 2021 18: 15
      why not .. something is as cheap as possible
  5. Zlyden.Zlo
    Zlyden.Zlo 26 December 2021 18: 14
    to master platforms for transporting various goods as part of a detachment or along a dedicated route autonomously without using crutches in the form of GPS ... further step by step and we will get to autonomous combat platforms ...